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[nooz-kast, -kahst, nyooz-]
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  1. a broadcast of news on radio or television.
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Origin of newscast

First recorded in 1925–30; news + (broad)cast
Related formsnews·cast·er, nounnews·cast·ing, noun
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Related Words for newscasting

transmission, television, radio, broadcasting, coverage, performing, reporting, transmitting, airing, recording, journalism, recounting, describing, informing, narrating, newscasting

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Historical Examples of newscasting

  • From the newscasting instrument came a flash of red that filled the room.

    Two Thousand Miles Below

    Charles Willard Diffin

British Dictionary definitions for newscasting


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

Word Origin for newscast

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



1930, from news + -cast, from broadcast.

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