Definition of announcer in English:



  • A person who announces something, in particular someone who introduces or gives information about programs on radio or television.

    • ‘The announcer of prizes was Bob Danvers-Walker, the veteran Pathé newsreel commentator.’
    • ‘When I was a boy, my aunt, then a radio announcer, declined my request to play this tune on air.’
    • ‘It's usually professional radio and television announcers and reporters that elicit criticism.’
    • ‘None of the radio announcers or engineers could have imagined the challenge before them.’
    • ‘The radio announcers were trying to act encouraging as they informed the listeners that all of Toronto was in a blackout situation.’
    • ‘There was a time when BBC radio announcers wore tuxedos on the air, knowing of course that no one would ever see them.’
    • ‘In the early days of television, announcers looked into a camera and essentially read the news wires into it.’
    • ‘The broadcasts are produced by separate crews, announcers and field reporters.’
    • ‘We were listening to the radio and the announcer listed songs he'd be playing within the hour.’
    • ‘The announcer began introducing the players on the Belarus team and then the US team.’
    • ‘It is purely bias for radio announcers and talk show hosts to attack anti war protesters.’
    • ‘It used to be that radio announcers underwent years of training before being allowed on air.’
    • ‘On television channels today, in-vision continuity announcers are few and far between.’
    • ‘Even woeful diction can be excused, since, in the mad rush to expand radio, good announcers were not easy to come by.’
    • ‘On Spanish national radio, announcers are counting the days until Spain reaches the final.’
    • ‘The announcer on the radio this morning had forecast that the storm would last until late this evening.’
    • ‘I was working as a radio announcer in RTE, and the shift work and the commute to and from work drained me of any excess energy.’
    • ‘It seemed similar to when we went from radio to TV and just put a camera in front of radio announcers and called it TV.’
    • ‘He clicked a dial on the dashboard and the clear, low voice of a radio announcer filled the car.’
    • ‘Viewers wrote to say that they no longer felt alone when they had Iris for company, such was the power of television announcers of the time.’
    presenter, anchorman, anchorwoman, anchor
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