Definition of announcement in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈnounsmənt/


1A public and typically formal statement about a fact, occurrence, or intention: the spokesperson was about to make an announcement a policy announcement he was shaken by her announcement
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  • It is anticipated that he will make an announcement on his intentions later this week.
  • However I'm not here to speak of failure, real or projected, but to make an announcement.
  • Keyes told a news conference Wednesday night that he would make an announcement by Sunday.
1.1The action of making a formal statement: the announcement of the decision of the president
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  • Consequently, the relocation decision announcement may not be the first value relevant news.
  • The promised decision date of August 31 came and went without any announcement.
  • That announcement explains why the decision was made, but does not answer those particular questions.
1.2A notice appearing in a newspaper or public place and announcing something such as a birth, death, or marriage: an announcement is appearing in the Morning Post tomorrow
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  • In this country, the first announcements of his death appeared in the low-tech, large-print format of Teletext.
  • He learned about Jim's death through an announcement in the obituary section.
  • Most leading headlines of today's newspapers are about announcements from the Ministry of Public Security.
declaration, notification, reporting, publishing, broadcasting, proclamation
archaic annunciation
1.3A statement of information given over a public address system: a loudspeaker announcement echoed across the field
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  • An announcement over the public address system indicated there was a technical glitch.
  • Public address announcements will be made shortly before 11.30 am to invite passengers and railway staff to join in the silent act of remembrance.
  • Watch for signs and public address announcements at the track for the exact location.
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