annunciator

[uh-nuhn-see-ey-ter]
noun
  1. an announcer.
  2. a signaling apparatus, generally used in conjunction with a buzzer, that displays a visual indication when energized by electric current.

Origin of annunciator

1745–55; annūntiātor; see annunciate, -tor
Related formsan·nun·ci·a·to·ry [uh-nuhn-see-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /əˈnʌn si əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for annunciator

Historical Examples of annunciator

  • Far away was the night nurse's desk, with its lamp, its annunciator, its pile of records.

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • It will be understood that, in practice, the bell is mounted on or at the annunciator, andp.

  • "Enter," said a pleasant baritone voice from the annunciator.

    The Lani People

    J. F. Bone

  • The buzzing of the annunciator, a man's voice aroused Ulick from his reverie.

    Painted Veils

    James Huneker

  • Taylor's fingers began to play a tattoo on his annunciator board.

    The Syndic

    C.M. Kornbluth


British Dictionary definitions for annunciator

annunciator

noun
  1. a device that gives a visual indication as to which of a number of electric circuits has operated, such as an indicator in a hotel showing in which room a bell has been rung
  2. a device giving an audible signal indicating the position of a train
  3. a less common word for announcer
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