stream·​er | \ ˈstrē-mər How to pronounce streamer (audio) \
plural streamers

Definition of streamer

1a : a flag that streams in the wind especially : pennant
b : any long narrow wavy strip resembling or suggesting a banner floating in the wind
2 : one that streams digital data (see stream entry 2 sense transitive 3) The rub, of course, is that music streaming isn't a terribly profitable business, due mostly to the royalties streamers must pay to labels and artists.— Dan Gallagher The app's audience peaked at 2.4 million concurrent streamers— Yoree Koh
3a : a long extension of the solar corona visible only during a total solar eclipse
b streamers plural : aurora borealis

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streamers in the team's colors hung from the top of the stadium
Recent Examples on the Web The romance show has been a monster hit for Netflix, with the streamer reporting that a record 82 million households devoured the series’ eight episodes in the first month after its Christmas Day release. Angelique Jackson,, "‘Bridgerton’ breakout Regé-Jean Page will not appear in Season 2," 2 Apr. 2021 April 2021 releases will prove that the streamer is still focusing on high-quality content. Zach Epstein, BGR, "Check out the full list of 52 new movies coming to Netflix in April 2021," 2 Apr. 2021 The streamer is striking a massive deal to acquire two sequels to the 2019 whodunit Knives Out for more than $400 million, EW has learned. Maureen Lee Lenker,, "Knives Out 2 and 3 sell to Netflix for eye-popping $400+ million, Daniel Craig returning," 1 Apr. 2021 No details on their characters were given, but the streamer said production will begin in April. Sandra Gonzalez, CNN, "Disney+ unveils 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' cast," 29 Mar. 2021 In some ways, a video game live streamer seems like the easiest kind of celebrity to become. Alexandra Ossola, Quartz, "What do the best online streamers have in common?," 28 Mar. 2021 On Friday, March 19, the streamer premieres a new season of Formula 1: Drive to Survive, the luxe take on race car driving. Ariana Romero,, "You Have 9 New Netflix Treats To Binge This Weekend — Here’s What’s Worth Watching," 19 Mar. 2021 The streamer is behind a new documentary about the scandal, out March 17, which dives deep into the inner workings of the conspiracy through interviews with key players and reenactments of Singer's actual wiretapped phone conversations. Andrea Park, Marie Claire, "What Is Olivia Jade Up To, Post-College Admissions Scandal?," 17 Mar. 2021 Its expenses are also going to explode as those dozens of big-budget series the streamer announced in December begin production. Josef Adalian, Vulture, "How Disney+ Changed Streaming in 16 Months," 11 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of streamer

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Streamer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of streamer

: a long, narrow piece of colored paper or plastic that is used as a decoration
: a long, narrow flag


stream·​er | \ ˈstrē-mər How to pronounce streamer (audio) \

Kids Definition of streamer

1 : a flag that floats or moves in the wind : pennant
2 : a long narrow strip (as of ribbon or paper) that is often hung for decoration
3 streamers plural : aurora borealis

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