[ uh-nouns-muh nt ]
/ əˈnaʊns mənt /


public or formal notice announcing something: The announcement appeared in the newspapers.
the act of announcing.
a short message or commercial, especially a commercial spoken on radio or television.
a card or piece of formal stationery containing a formal declaration of an event, as a wedding.

Nearby words

  1. annotate,
  2. annotated,
  3. annotation,
  4. annotinous,
  5. announce,
  6. announcer,
  7. annoy,
  8. annoyance,
  9. annoyed,
  10. annoying

Origin of announcement

From the French word anoncement, dating back to 1790–1800. See announce, -ment

Related formspre·an·nounce·ment, noun, adjectivere·an·nounce·ment, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for announcement


/ (əˈnaʊnsmənt) /


a public statement
a brief item or advertisement, as in a newspaper
a formal printed or written invitation
the act of announcing
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