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[uh-nouns-muh nt] /əˈnaʊns mənt/
public or formal notice announcing something:
The announcement appeared in the newspapers.
the act of announcing.
a short message or commercial, especially a commercial spoken on radio or television.
a card or piece of formal stationery containing a formal declaration of an event, as a wedding.
Origin of announcement
1790-1800; < French anoncement. See announce, -ment
Related forms
preannouncement, noun, adjective
reannouncement, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for announcement
  • Note how in the second paragraph the writer refers specifically to the position announcement.
  • BA is investigating the incident to determine what triggered the announcement.
  • The announcement highlights growing concern over the global impact of greenhouse gases produced by cattle and other livestock.
  • The area where the announcement took place was surrounded by posters full of photos showing what each team had done.
  • The recipients are listed below, from the official announcement.
  • Both these groups are relevant to yesterday's big announcement.
  • As soon as any changes or cancellations are confirmed, the announcement will be posted to our website.
  • We asked a number of physicists for their reaction to the announcement of neutrinos breaking the cosmic speed limit.
  • But what will happen after such an announcement is a true mystery.
  • Visa's announcement accelerates the all-out race over digital payments.
British Dictionary definitions for announcement


a public statement
a brief item or advertisement, as in a newspaper
a formal printed or written invitation
the act of announcing
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Word Origin and History for announcement

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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