master of ceremonies

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  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

Origin of master of ceremonies

First recorded in 1655–65

Words Nearby master of ceremonies Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use master of ceremonies in a sentence

  • And now they expect me to come out as a merry master-of-ceremonies before an assembled crowd of summer guests.

    Frenzied Fiction | Stephen Leacock
  • "Stump," in his most impressive manner, stepped forward, and in true master-of-ceremonies style introduced our entertainer.

    A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee" | Russell Doubleday

British Dictionary definitions for master of ceremonies

master of ceremonies

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

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