[nooz-kast, -kahst, nyooz-]


a broadcast of news on radio or television.

Origin of newscast

First recorded in 1925–30; news + (broad)cast
Related formsnews·cast·er, nounnews·cast·ing, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of newscast

Historical Examples of newscast

  • Another city was being devastated by the enemy; that Danny got from the newscast.

    The Hammer of Thor

    Charles Willard Diffin

  • Only four hours had passed since the newscast; why, that seemed like months, ago, now.

    The Cosmic Computer

    Henry Beam Piper

  • Some newscast would be sure to get hold of the story and there'd be snide accusations.

    Tinker's Dam

    Joseph Tinker

  • "It's already on every newscast, and the papers'll have it by noon—it's on the wires," Oswald said.

  • Still, people did not find it reassuring when they heard about it on the newscast.

    Stamped Caution

    Raymond Zinke Gallun

British Dictionary definitions for newscast



a radio or television broadcast of the news
Derived Formsnewscaster, noun

Word Origin for newscast

C20: from news + (broad) cast
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Word Origin and History for newscast

1930, from news + -cast, from broadcast.

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