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[uh-noun-ser] /əˈnaʊn sər/
a person who announces, especially one who introduces programs, presents news items, reads advertisements, and does other similar assignments over radio or television.
Origin of announcer
1605-15; 1920-25 in radio use; announce + -er1
Related forms
preannouncer, noun Unabridged
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  • As the witches turned and began dancing towards it, the deep voice of the announcer spoke over the muted jingle.

    Prologue to an Analogue Leigh Richmond
  • "You all know this young lady," the announcer's voice went on.

    The Martian Cabal Roman Frederick Starzl
  • While the tableau is performed, the poem may be read by the announcer.

  • "Come on, kid," the announcer was calling to him from the center of the ring.

    Spring Street James H. Richardson
  • "Casualties from yesterday's disastrous earthquake now total thirty-one injured," the announcer reported.

British Dictionary definitions for announcer


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

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

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