pre·​an·​nounce ˌprē-ə-ˈnau̇n(t)s How to pronounce preannounce (audio)
variants or pre-announce
preannounced or pre-announced; preannouncing or pre-announcing

transitive verb

: to announce (something) in advance
a preannounced visit
As a general matter, we will not preannounce details of upcoming products.Shai Gozani
preannouncement noun
or pre-announcement
plural preannouncements or pre-announcements
Of course, there was the usual blather and hype—the usual preannouncement of products in anticipation of a Christmas rollout. Scott Mace et al.

Examples of preannounce in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His office does not preannounce his domestic travel or visitor log. Richard McGregor, The Atlantic, 21 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1793, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of preannounce was in 1793

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Cite this Entry

“Preannounce.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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