Definition of announcement noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˈnaʊnsmənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈnaʊnsmənt//
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  1. 1[countable] a spoken or written statement that informs people about something to make an announcement Today's announcement of a peace agreement came after weeks of discussion. Announcements of births, marriages and deaths appear in some newspapers. a formal/an official/a public announcement Synonymsstatementcomment announcement remark declaration observationThese are all words for something that you say or write, especially something that gives information or an opinion.statement something that you say or write that gives information or an opinion, often in a formal way:A government spokesperson made a statement to the press.comment something that you say or write that gives an opinion on something or is a response to a question about a particular situation:She made helpful comments on my work.announcement a spoken or written statement that informs people about something:the announcement of a peace agreementremark something that you say or write that gives an opinion or thought about somebody/​something:He made a number of rude remarks about the food.declaration (rather formal) an official or formal statement, especially one that states an intention, belief or feeling, or that gives information:the declaration of warobservation (rather formal) a comment, especially one based on something you have seen, heard or read:He began by making a few general observations about the report.comment, remark or observation? A comment can be official or private. A remark can be made in public or private but is always unofficial and the speaker may not have considered it carefully. An observation is unofficial but is usually more considered than a remark.Patterns a(n) statement/​comment/​announcement/​remark/​declaration/​observation about something a(n) statement/​comment/​observation on something a(n) public/​official statement/​comment/​announcement/​declaration to make a(n) statement/​comment/​announcement/​remark/​declaration/​observation to issue a(n) statement/​announcement/​declaration
  2. 2[uncountable] the act of publicly informing people about something Announcement of the verdict was accompanied by shouts and cheers.
  3. Extra examples He wanted to delay the announcement until after the holidays. His resignation follows a disappointing earnings announcement by the company. In an announcement to Parliament, the minister said that the peace negotiations would continue. Phillips issued his surprise announcement after two hours of talks. The announcement of further job losses comes at a bad time. The announcement of the ceasefire was greeted with relief. They placed public-service announcements on TV about bullying. We are still awaiting an announcement on the possible closure of the plant. We can produce personalized birth announcements. We heard a security announcement. We will make a formal announcement tomorrow. an announcement from the president an announcement from the prime minister an official announcement about the disaster I have a few announcements to make. The announcement of the verdict was accompanied by shouts and cheers. Today’s announcement of a peace agreement comes after weeks of discussion.
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