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[nooz-kast, -kahst, nyooz-] /ˈnuzˌkæst, -ˌkɑst, ˈnyuz-/
a broadcast of news on radio or television.
Origin of newscast
First recorded in 1925-30; news + (broad)cast
Related forms
newscaster, noun
newscasting, noun Unabridged
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  • When he was in casual conversation, he talked “normal”—like a Yankee newscaster.

    Makers Cory Doctorow
  • The newscaster's voice changed its tone of pounding urgency.

    Human Error Raymond F. Jones
  • Inside the room, we made connection with a newscaster's blaring voice.

    Wandl the Invader Raymond King Cummings
  • That was one way of putting it, but both Joe and the newscaster who had covered the debacle knew the reality of the situation.

    Mercenary Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • However, he caught a brief glimpse of the newscaster's face.

British Dictionary definitions for newscaster


a radio or television broadcast of the news
Derived Forms
newscaster, noun
Word Origin
C20: from news + (broad)cast
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for newscaster



1930, from news + -cast, from broadcast.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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