pre·​sent·​er | \ pri-ˈzen-tər How to pronounce presenter (audio) \
plural presenters

Definition of presenter

1 : one who presents something : a person who formally gives or bestows something (such as an award) or who brings something before the public The presenter of the award for Best Actress was the actress who won the award last year. … the show highlights the work of six florists from the Chicago area. The evening showcases each presenter's floral artistry, and includes innovative designs utilizing unusual flowers and greenery.— Karen Kupsco "Look at this—this is all the body there is," Sony's product presenter told a crowd at a PC expo here last week …— Phred Dvorak
2 chiefly British
a : a television or radio broadcaster who delivers news or information to an audience Paxman … was astonished to find he couldn't do his job as the main news presenter at the British Broadcasting Corporation without having to take part in grueling dress rehearsals for royal funerals.— Christopher Hitchens
b : a television or radio host : emcee … the only MTV programme I watch with admiration is Ray Cokes's show, in which the faux-naïve English presenter and his studio technicians work as a kind of youth club for the dispossessed …— Simon Frith

Examples of presenter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Herro got the official word in a ceremony during practice Tuesday morning, with teammate Udonis Haslem serving as the presenter. oregonlive, 3 May 2022 To that end, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the company has tapped Colombian singer-songwriter Sebastián Yatra to perform at the upfront, as well as to serve as a presenter. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Apr. 2022 The rising Panamanian artist, who will make his Latin AMAs debut as a presenter, talked about being signed to Farruko’s label Carbon Fiber Music. Jessica Roiz, Billboard, 21 Apr. 2022 Following a wave of shock and outrage, the film academy eventually invited Zegler to attend the Oscars as a presenter. Christi Carrasstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 11 Apr. 2022 Jimmy Savile was a staple as a presenter for the BBC, on radio and TV for decades, from the 1970s to the turn of the millennium. Simon Perry,, 7 Apr. 2022 One of Goodell’s favorite tricks is to hand a nervous presenter a card with an impossible-to-pronounce name and wish him luck. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, 28 Apr. 2022 In a video presentation, a Google presenter clarified the incoming changes. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 22 Apr. 2022 What about when your superstar client strides onstage at the Oscars and brazenly slaps a presenter in front of an audience of 16.6 million television viewers? Jessica Iredale, New York Times, 18 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of presenter

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Presenter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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