Definition of announcement in English:



  • 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’
    • ‘He is looking at a number of potential schemes that could be commercialised and hopes to make an announcement in the next month.’
    • ‘He is expected to make an announcement in Parliament next week.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The White House is expected to make an announcement within the next few days.’
    • ‘Three weeks ago, he said he could not let it go beyond Easter to make an announcement about the next academic year.’
    • ‘I asked him to at least make an announcement for passengers to let them know what was happening.’
    • ‘Mr Kucera confirmed he would make an announcement at the hospital on Tuesday but would not reveal its details.’
    • ‘I interviewed an impressive young man during the week and I hope to be able to make an announcement very soon.’
    • ‘Keyes told a news conference Wednesday night that he would make an announcement by Sunday.’
    • ‘Maybe as early as tomorrow, the president will make an announcement on his next pick.’
    • ‘Transport secretary Stephen Byers is expected to make an announcement on the firm's future today.’
    • ‘He is expected to make an announcement in the next few weeks.’
    • ‘‘We hope to make an announcement on how we intend to take this work forward in the autumn,’ she said.’
    • ‘Ms Jowell is expected to make an announcement on the bid next week.’
    • ‘He will make an announcement next week, he says, that could alter the course of this country.’
    • ‘They had been expecting him to make an announcement about his new film, which will centre on his life story.’
    • ‘Trade Minister Mark Vaile is expected to make an announcement on Iraq's wheat debt tomorrow morning.’
    • ‘Graham Smith says he is in negotiations with a number of new signings and has pledged to make an announcement within the next few weeks.’
    • ‘Jordan may use the occasion to make an announcement following weeks of speculation about who would get the job.’
    statement, report, declaration, proclamation, pronouncement
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    1. 1.1The action of making a formal statement.
      ‘the announcement of the decision of the president’
      • ‘Privately, few at the Record ever thought a sale would go ahead, and Thursday's announcement didn't come as a huge surprise.’
      • ‘They support the Premier's announcement of an inquiry into the issue.’
      • ‘Clarke is yet to make a test debut for Australia, but this announcement is expected to make all the Clarke fans very emotional.’
      • ‘The UBP's announcement is likely to throw the PLP onto the back foot.’
      • ‘‘We knew something was up, but this announcement came out of the blue,’ he admitted.’
      • ‘The new Gallery is still open for your enjoyment, if you missed yesterday's announcement.’
      • ‘So it was that nine families gathered at the Temple Bar Hotel, Dublin, to hear the all important announcement.’
      • ‘I ran all the way to class, finally appearing as the morning announcements ended.’
      • ‘That is up to the Supreme Court now after today's surprise announcement from Washington.’
      • ‘Death announcements are a regularly scheduled part of the daily official radio program.’
      • ‘They didn't give a time for this announcement, but I assume it will take place within the next few days.’
      • ‘These jobs were not part of the Government's decentralisation announcement in the December Budget.’
      • ‘Consequently, the relocation decision announcement may not be the first value relevant news.’
      • ‘Yesterday's announcement came as it was also revealed that the upper floor of the building is so dangerous it will have to be demolished.’
      • ‘The promised decision date of August 31 came and went without any announcement.’
      • ‘We don't know for certain, and maybe the violence on Tuesday will affect the timing and content of that announcement.’
      • ‘Speculation on a move had died down recently, making yesterday's announcement all the more surprising.’
      • ‘That announcement explains why the decision was made, but does not answer those particular questions.’
      • ‘The only real surprise in last week's announcement is that he would not stand for a fourth term.’
      • ‘Mr Leslie insisted yesterday's announcement was nothing to do with the forthcoming regional assembly referendums.’
    2. 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’
      • ‘I see it weekly in the very lengthy wedding announcements reported in my hometown newspaper, The New York Times.’
      • ‘One wall is dedicated to announcements, notices and messages that patrons want to put up.’
      • ‘Watch your local newspaper for announcements of special speakers and events.’
      • ‘She passed a desk and a bulletin board filled with notices and announcements.’
      • ‘He learned about Jim's death through an announcement in the obituary section.’
      • ‘Tony, 62, popped the question by placing a notice in last week's personal announcements section of the newspaper.’
      • ‘In this country, the first announcements of his death appeared in the low-tech, large-print format of Teletext.’
      • ‘Here you will find announcements, notices, revenue procedures and revenue rulings, all posted in Internet time.’
      • ‘Bulletin board announcements, policy statements and directives should be put into simple, direct language.’
      • ‘Making your own birth announcements can be very easy and rewarding.’
      • ‘They put out an announcement in the newspapers about a meeting at Sophia Wadia's home at Theosophy Hall.’
      • ‘Hawaii allows public notice of air pollution announcements to be delivered by mail or online.’
      • ‘An example she used was an online service that specialized in printing and designing birth announcements.’
      • ‘All major newspapers also made public announcement of the new rule on June 20.’
      • ‘Similar announcements appeared on the Web site of local radio station WDSU and other local news sources.’
      • ‘Charges will vary for a doctor's certificate, a minister, newspaper announcements, flowers or the crematorium that is used.’
      • ‘Keep your eye on campus posters, announcements and the campus newspaper for listings.’
      • ‘It should be mentioned that the interface includes a notice board for the announcement of further developments.’
      • ‘Wedding announcements in newspapers rarely tell the whole story.’
      • ‘Most leading headlines of today's newspapers are about announcements from the Ministry of Public Security.’
      declaration, notification, report, reporting, publishing, broadcasting, proclamation, promulgation
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    3. 1.3A statement of information given over a public address system.
      ‘a loudspeaker announcement echoed across the field’
      • ‘Watch for signs and public address announcements at the track for the exact location.’
      • ‘Loudspeaker announcements ordered all men between the ages of 16 and 45 to gather at a school on the camp's outskirts.’
      • ‘Horrified witnesses were instructed over loudspeakers and by radio announcements not to remove or bury them.’
      • ‘The music, the agency conjectured, might drown out crucial security announcements on the P.A. system.’
      • ‘Recent upgrades in the PA system make announcements actually decipherable.’
      • ‘She said a series of announcements were made informing passengers that the train was running late.’
      • ‘Lily had almost missed the announcement on the PA system that they were to land in about a half hour.’
      • ‘At multiple stop stations they'd play announcements over the PA system to tell people which train to get on.’
      • ‘We have a new public address system which now gives clear announcements to all areas of the ground, including the bars.’
      • ‘As I walked down to Janse Hall and the auditorium, I could hear the announcements over the loudspeaker.’
      • ‘An announcement over the public address system indicated there was a technical glitch.’
      • ‘Saturday's behavior came despite loudspeaker announcements at the stadium urging cooperation.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘He also testified that no announcements were made on loud speakers to direct the fans to other entrances.’
      • ‘An announcement from the Mosque loudspeakers welcomed the arrival of the Iraqi Police.’
      • ‘And piped muzak interrupted every so often with incoherent announcements over the PA system.’
      • ‘Anti-racism announcements were also made via the club's public address system on match days.’
      • ‘He just stared down the hallway until he heard an announcement over the public address.’
      • ‘We were just pushing them open when an announcement came over the loudspeaker.’
      • ‘Some travellers were confused by conflicting announcements made on the platform by public address systems.’