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master of ceremonies

noun
1.
a person who directs the entertainment at a party, dinner, nightclub, radio or television broadcast, or the like, acting as host and introducing the speakers or performers.
Abbreviation: M.C., MC.
Also, emcee.
Origin of master of ceremonies
1655-1665
First recorded in 1655-65
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British Dictionary definitions for master of ceremonies

master of ceremonies

noun
1.
a person who presides over a public ceremony, formal dinner, or entertainment, introducing the events, performers, etc MC
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