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announcement

[uh-nouns-muh nt] /əˈnaʊns mənt/
noun
1.
public or formal notice announcing something:
The announcement appeared in the newspapers.
2.
the act of announcing.
3.
a short message or commercial, especially a commercial spoken on radio or television.
4.
a card or piece of formal stationery containing a formal declaration of an event, as a wedding.
Origin of announcement
1790-1800
1790-1800; < French anoncement. See announce, -ment
Related forms
preannouncement, noun, adjective
reannouncement, noun
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  • At first the audience supposed that this announcement was part of the play.

  • The announcement brought with it a long and thoughtful pause.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • Well, Sylvester returned with the announcement that he had lightning-rods to sell.

    Mark Twain's Speeches Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • He had put her aside without a qualm; and now he met her announcement with approval.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Jim was cleaning his big forty-five when he made the announcement.

    The Shepherd of the Hills Harold Bell Wright
British Dictionary definitions for announcement

announcement

/əˈnaʊnsmənt/
noun
1.
a public statement
2.
a brief item or advertisement, as in a newspaper
3.
a formal printed or written invitation
4.
the act of announcing
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Word Origin and History for announcement
n.

1798, from French announcement, from Old French anoncier (see announce). Or else formed in English from announce + -ment. Earlier in same sense was announcing.

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