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annunciator

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

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

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Origin of annunciator

1745–55; annūntiātor;see annunciate, -tor

OTHER WORDS FROM annunciator

an·nun·ci·a·to·ry [uh-nuhn-see-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /əˈnʌn si əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for annunciator

annunciator
/ (əˈnʌnsɪˌeɪtə) /

noun

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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