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[uh-nouns-muh nt]
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  1. public or formal notice announcing something: The announcement appeared in the newspapers.
  2. the act of announcing.
  3. a short message or commercial, especially a commercial spoken on radio or television.
  4. 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
Related formspre·an·nounce·ment, noun, adjectivere·an·nounce·ment, noun
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Related Words for announcement

disclosure, notice, advertisement, revelation, prediction, broadcast, release, statement, report, news, message, briefing, publication, edict, promulgation, communication, advice, reporting, dissemination, recitation

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Contemporary Examples of announcement

Historical Examples of announcement

  • This announcement by the Foreign Secretary was warmly applauded by the House.

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

  • The announcement brought with it a long and thoughtful pause.

  • It was over the after-dinner coffee that K. made his announcement.


    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • He had put her aside without a qualm; and now he met her announcement with approval.


    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • He had been sleeping badly since Sidney's announcement of her engagement.


    Mary Roberts Rinehart

British Dictionary definitions for announcement


  1. a public statement
  2. a brief item or advertisement, as in a newspaper
  3. a formal printed or written invitation
  4. the act of announcing
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Word Origin and History for announcement


1798, from French announcement, from Old French anoncier (see announce). Or else formed in English from announce + -ment. Earlier in same sense was announcing.

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