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announcer

[uh-noun-ser] /əˈnaʊn sər/
noun
1.
a person who announces, especially one who introduces programs, presents news items, reads advertisements, and does other similar assignments over radio or television.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; 1920-25 in radio use; announce + -er1
Related forms
preannouncer, noun
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  • Every few minutes, an announcer breaks into regular programming.
  • announcer: your clothes and give your new home a warm glow from a gas fireplace.
  • Each group member will either be the counter, the checker, or the announcer for his or her group.
British Dictionary definitions for announcer

announcer

/əˈnaʊnsə/
noun
1.
a person who announces, esp one who reads the news, introduces programmes, etc, on radio or television
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Word Origin and History for announcer
n.

1610s, agent noun from announce. Radio sense is recorded from 1922.

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