[ 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.


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Origin of announcement

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

OTHER WORDS FROM announcement

pre·an·nounce·ment, noun, adjectivere·an·nounce·ment, noun

Words nearby announcement Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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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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