[ uh-nuhn-see-ey-ter ]
/ əˈnʌn siˌeɪ tər /


an announcer.
a signaling apparatus, generally used in conjunction with a buzzer, that displays a visual indication when energized by electric current.

Nearby words

  1. annulus urethralis,
  2. annum,
  3. annunciate,
  4. annunciation,
  5. annunciation lily,
  6. annunciatory,
  7. annunzio, d',
  8. annus horribilis,
  9. annus mirabilis,
  10. annwfn

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for annunciator


/ (əˈnʌnsɪˌeɪtə) /


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
a device giving an audible signal indicating the position of a train
a less common word for announcer
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