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noun announcement pronunciation in American English /əˈnaʊnsmənt/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a public or official statement that gives people information about something

    The talks are continuing, but no announcements are expected at this time.

    make an announcement:

    Observers expect the president to make an announcement about his plans tonight.

    announcement (that):

    Ms. Baker stunned her fans with an announcement that she was quitting the music business.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] the act of publicly or officially stating something
      announcement of:

      The announcement of his visit caused widespread media interest.

  2. 2
    [countable] a short statement in a newspaper, often about a birth, death, or marriage
    1. a.
      a card that you send to people to tell them something personal, for example that your baby has been born or that you are going to get married

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