Meaning of “announcement” in the English Dictionary

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"announcement" in British English

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announcementnoun [ C or U ]

uk /əˈnaʊns.mənt/ us /əˈnaʊns.mənt/

B1 something that someone says officially, giving information about something:

The president made an unexpected announcement this morning.

the act of announcing something:

The announcement of the changes has been delayed.

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  • Her announcement confirmed (that) she would be resigning as prime minister.
  • The protests are a delayed reaction to last week's announcement.
  • The announcement took Washington and Paris by surprise, but Downing Street had been expecting it.
  • There was a deathly hush after she made the announcement.
  • This announcement follows months of inaction and delay.

(Definition of “announcement” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)