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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Examples of streamer in a Sentence

streamers in the team's colors hung from the top of the stadium
Recent Examples on the Web On Monday, the streamer shared condolences for Raymundo Garduño Cruz and Juan Francisco González Aguilar, who were killed after a production van crashed last Thursday near Mulegé, Mexico on the Baja California Sur peninsula. Tommy Mcardle,, 21 June 2022 Since then, the streamer has only shared sparse but important details, including that the show will premiere this December. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 21 June 2022 For that show, CBS also opted to split the full, four-hour event between the network and streamer Paramount+. Jennifer Maas, Variety, 13 June 2022 The good news is that, over the next week or so, the streamer has a pile of fantastic new titles to check out. Andy Meek, BGR, 21 May 2022 The streamer shared a first look at the new season, as well as announcing the release date on Wednesday. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 11 May 2022 In addition to The Driver, the network and streamer have made three other series pickups recently: Isle of the Dead — a fifth Walking Dead spinoff starring Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan — and dramas Demascus and Invitation to a Bonfire. Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Mar. 2022 No word yet on whether the streamer will have the same curative properties that Vick’s does. Fidel Martinez, Los Angeles Times, 17 Feb. 2022 When people listen to music on Spotify, the streamer has to pay a third party (usually the record label). Kate Knibbs, Wired, 27 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of streamer

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

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28 Jun 2022

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“Streamer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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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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