a person who announces, especially one who introduces programs, presents news items, reads advertisements, and does other similar assignments over radio or television.

Origin of announcer

1605–15; 1920–25 in radio use; announce + -er1
Related formspre·an·nounc·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for announcer

Contemporary Examples of announcer

Historical Examples of announcer

  • The announcer grabbed his arms then and tried to lead him from the stage.

  • "You all know this young lady," the announcer's voice went on.

    The Martian Cabal

    Roman Frederick Starzl

  • "—fouls the second ball into the screen," the announcer said.

    The Aggravation of Elmer

    Robert Andrew Arthur

  • The announcer shouted, but the blood was roaring in his ears.

    Mezzerow Loves Company

    Floyd L. Wallace

  • "The Gallant kid, he calls himself," shouted back the announcer.

    Spring Street

    James H. Richardson

British Dictionary definitions for announcer



a person who announces, esp one who reads the news, introduces programmes, etc, on radio or television
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Word Origin and History for announcer

1610s, agent noun from announce. Radio sense is recorded from 1922.

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