[ uh-nouns-muhnt ]
See synonyms for: announcementannouncements on

  1. public or formal notice announcing something: The announcement appeared in the newspapers.

  2. the act of announcing.

  1. a short message or commercial, especially a commercial spoken on radio or television.

  2. a card or piece of formal stationery containing a formal declaration of an event, as a wedding.

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, adjective
  • re·an·nounce·ment, noun

Words Nearby announcement Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use announcement in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for announcement


/ (əˈnaʊnsmənt) /

  1. a public statement

  2. a brief item or advertisement, as in a newspaper

  1. a formal printed or written invitation

  2. the act of announcing

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