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

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
2a : a long extension of the solar corona visible only during a total solar eclipse
b streamers plural : aurora borealis

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Synonyms for streamer


banderole (or banderol), banner, colors, ensign, flag, guidon, jack, pendant (also pendent) [chiefly British], pennant, pennon, standard

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Examples of streamer in a Sentence

streamers in the team's colors hung from the top of the stadium

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The campaign is hoping to give supporters a more interactive experience – and by teaming up with StreamLabs, a software to help streamers collect donations, more ways to donate. Tonya Riley, Washington Post, "The Technology 202: 2020 Democratic candidates race to snap up digital talent," 1 July 2019 Highlights include a $30 discount on the latest Kindle Paperwhite, $20 off the Fire HD 8 tablet, and $10 off the 4K- and HDR-ready Fire TV 4K streamer. Ars Staff, Ars Technica, "Dealmaster: A bunch of Amazon Kindle, Fire, and Echo devices are discounted today," 11 June 2019 Cramer identifies the jump site and drops three crepe-paper streamers. Mark Jenkins, National Geographic, "When wildfires break out, this elite team of ‘smokejumpers’ parachute in," 12 June 2019 Loop the ribbon streamer at that length a couple of times. Victoria Rodriguez, Seventeen, "This Holographic Glitter Hairstyle is Perfect for Coachella," 10 Apr. 2018 Kim wore a blue and silver wig which seriously looked like streamers coming out her head. Gianluca Russo, Teen Vogue, "Kim Kardashian’s Met Gala 2019 After Party Look Was Clearly Cher Inspired," 7 May 2019 The venue was decorated with white streamers, and a mix of white and gold balloons hung in the air. Marris Adikwu, Glamour, ""Will You Be My...Godparent?" How a Religious Rite of Passage Swept Social Media," 2 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of streamer

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

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The first known use of streamer was in the 13th century

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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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