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emcee Syllabification: em·cee
Pronunciation: /ˌemˈsē/

Definition of emcee in English:


A master of ceremonies.
Example sentences
  • There will be an emcee to conduct quizzes and give away prizes and freebies.
  • It was a great evening - the comedians were hilarious (Scott Falconbridge was the emcee, Dana Alexander was one comedian, and Mike Dambra was the headliner).
  • After the obnoxious announcer, who clearly wished he had been bestowed with the honour of actually being counted as a storyteller and not simply the emcee, I was not in a mood most receptive to storytelling.
master of ceremonies, MC, host, hostess, ringmaster, chairman

verb (emcees, emceeing, emceed)

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Perform the role of a master of ceremonies at (a public entertainment or a large social occasion).
Example sentences
  • Diamond Dave ably emceed the party and entertained all throughout.
  • Former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw will emcee the event.
  • CBC radio announcer Katherine Duncan will emcee the event, which is put on by the the Book Publishers Association and the Writers Guild of Alberta.


1930s: representing the pronunciation of MC.

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