master of ceremonies

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noun
  1. a person who directs the entertainment at a party, dinner, nightclub, radio or television broadcast, or the like, acting as host and introducing the speakers or performers. Abbreviation: M.C., MC
Also emcee.

Origin of master of ceremonies

First recorded in 1655–65
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Related Words for master of ceremonies

moderator, ringmaster, emcee, chairman, speaker, host, marshal, MC, compere, toastmaster

British Dictionary definitions for master of ceremonies

master of ceremonies

noun
  1. a person who presides over a public ceremony, formal dinner, or entertainment, introducing the events, performers, etcAbbreviation: MC
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