[ nooz-kast, -kahst, nyooz- ]
See synonyms for: newscastnewscasternewscasting on

  1. a broadcast of news on radio or television.

Origin of newscast

First recorded in 1925–30; news + (broad)cast

Other words from newscast

  • newscaster, noun
  • newscasting, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use newscast in a sentence

  • Had a newscaster in the Boston of my youth called the undocumented Irish “illegals,” he would have been fired.

    Why the GOP Demonizes 'Illegals' | Peter Beinart | October 24, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • The newscaster was wrought up about the brutal attack on the innocent child, but he was having trouble focusing the blame.

    Little Fuzzy | Henry Beam Piper
  • The newscaster's voice changed its tone of pounding urgency.

    Human Error | Raymond F. Jones
  • Instead he crossed to the newscaster in its compact, metal case.

    Brood of the Dark Moon | Charles Willard Diffin
  • The newscaster in the Schwartzmann cabin brought the information.

  • When he was in casual conversation, he talked “normal”—like a Yankee newscaster.

    Makers | Cory Doctorow

British Dictionary definitions for newscast


/ (ˈnjuːzˌkɑːst) /

  1. a radio or television broadcast of the news

Origin of newscast

C20: from news + (broad) cast

Derived forms of newscast

  • newscaster, noun

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