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announcer

[uh-noun-ser] /əˈnaʊn sər/
noun
1.
a person who announces, especially one who introduces programs, presents news items, reads advertisements, and does other similar assignments over radio or television.
Origin of announcer
1605-1615
1605-15; 1920-25 in radio use; announce + -er1
Related forms
preannouncer, noun
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  • The announcer grabbed his arms then and tried to lead him from the stage.

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  • "You all know this young lady," the announcer's voice went on.

    The Martian Cabal Roman Frederick Starzl
  • "—fouls the second ball into the screen," the announcer said.

    The Aggravation of Elmer Robert Andrew Arthur
  • The announcer shouted, but the blood was roaring in his ears.

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  • "Come on, kid," the announcer was calling to him from the center of the ring.

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British Dictionary definitions for announcer

announcer

/əˈnaʊnsə/
noun
1.
a person who announces, esp one who reads the news, introduces programmes, etc, on radio or television
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Word Origin and History for announcer
n.

1610s, agent noun from announce. Radio sense is recorded from 1922.

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