verb (used with object), an·nun·ci·at·ed, an·nun·ci·at·ing.
Origin of annunciate
a signaling apparatus, generally used in conjunction with a buzzer, that displays a visual indication when energized by electric current.
Origin of annunciator
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Historical Examples of annunciatory
There was my annunciatory epistle written to Sally Smith more than a fortnight before!
The riotous preparations and annunciatory yells had died away to an intimate murmur of conversation.Sinister Street, vol. 2
Word Origin for annunciate
C16: from annunciātus, Medieval Latin misspelling of annuntiātus, past participle of Latin annuntiāre; see announce
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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