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 verb 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 The newest adaptation of the popular book series by Ann M. Martin arrives on the streamer July 3. Radhika Marya, Fortune, "What to watch this July Fourth weekend on Disney+, Netflix, and more," 3 July 2020 By comparison, streamer Netflix, in 2019, upped rates by just $2 for its standard plan, from $10.99 to $12.99. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "Cutting the cord: What now, after YouTube TV's price increase?," 3 July 2020 The half-hour comedy, which originally aired on TBS, just returned for its third season on the new-ish streamer HBO Max and continues to charm with a clever mix of murder-mystery cliché, me-generation humor and odd-couple chemistry (times two). Matt Brennan, Los Angeles Times, "The five TV shows we can’t get enough of this week," 29 June 2020 Amazon Fire TV Cube 4K HDR media streamer + smart speaker for $99.99 at Amazon (normally $120). Ars Staff, Ars Technica, "Grab one of our recommended USB-C PD portable batteries for $19 today," 25 June 2020 With the Disney deal complete, FuboTV now has America's most popular sport, the NFL, fully covered—ESPN, CBS, Fox, NBC, the NFL Network, and NFL Redzone are all available on the streamer. Aric Jenkins, Fortune, "FuboTV’s deal with Disney makes it a force in sports streaming," 24 June 2020 Several of D'Elia's original standup specials for Netflix remain on the streamer as of Sunday. Rachel Yang,, "Workaholics episode with Chris D’Elia as pedophile pulled by Comedy Central, Hulu, Amazon Prime," 22 June 2020 Microsoft tried to build a user base with features such as Sparks and other ways for users to interact with fans, including an early feature where viewers could even influence the way in which the streamer played the game. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft kills Mixer streaming service, sending fans to Facebook," 22 June 2020 But just seconds into the video, the Canadian streamer suddenly bursts into tears. Alaa Elassar, CNN, "A blind video gamer got emotional after seeing the The Last of Us Part II's extensive accessibility options for players with disabilities," 19 June 2020

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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 12 Jul. 2020.

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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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