[ uh-nuhn-see-eyt ]
/ əˈnʌn siˌeɪt /
verb (used with object), an·nun·ci·at·ed, an·nun·ci·at·ing.
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Origin of annunciate
OTHER WORDS FROM annunciatean·nun·ci·a·ble, adjectivean·nun·ci·a·tive, an·nun·ci·a·to·ry [uh-nuhn-see-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /əˈnʌn si əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjectiveun·an·nun·ci·a·ble, adjectiveun·an·nun·ci·a·tive, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH annunciateannunciate enunciate
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Definition for annunciatory (2 of 2)
[ uh-nuhn-see-ey-ter ]
/ əˈnʌn siˌeɪ tər /
a signaling apparatus, generally used in conjunction with a buzzer, that displays a visual indication when energized by electric current.
OTHER WORDS FROM annunciatoran·nun·ci·a·to·ry [uh-nuhn-see-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /əˈnʌn si əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for 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|Compton Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for annunciatory (1 of 2)
/ (əˈnʌnsɪˌeɪt, -ʃɪ-) /
(tr) a less common word for announce
Derived forms of annunciateannunciation, nounannunciative (əˈnʌnsɪətɪv, -ʃətɪv) or annunciatory (əˈnʌnsɪətərɪ, -ʃə-), adjective
Word Origin for annunciate
C16: from annunciātus, Medieval Latin misspelling of annuntiātus, past participle of Latin annuntiāre; see announce
British Dictionary definitions for annunciatory (2 of 2)
/ (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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