announcement

[uh-nouns-muhnt]
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:
1790–1800; < French anoncement. See announce, -ment

preannouncement, noun, adjective
reannouncement, noun
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announcement (əˈnaʊnsmənt)
 
n
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 & History

announcement
1798, from Fr. announcement, from O.Fr. anoncier (see announce).
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Example sentences
We've all read the contemporary birth announcements.
The programs are transmitted without announcements of any kind so listeners do
  not know what orchestra they are hearing.
Please stay tuned for winner announcements to follow.
The announcements came on a date rich in spaceflight history.
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