From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishannouncementan‧nounce‧ment /əˈnaʊnsmənt/ ●●● S3 W3 noun 1 [countable]SAY/STATE an important or official statement The minister made the announcement at a news conference.announcement about an important announcement about tax increasesannouncement that They heard the announcement that the mayor was resigning.2 [uncountable]SAY/STATE the act of telling people that something important is going to happenannouncement of the announcement of the company’s annual results3 [countable]BBA a small advertisement or statement in a newspaper a wedding announcement in the local paperCOLLOCATIONSverbsmake/issue an announcementThe next day an announcement was issued to staff, saying the company would be closing.The government issued an announcement saying that it was not prepared to negotiate with terrorists. hear an announcementEveryone was shocked when they heard the announcement.welcome an announcement (=say that you are pleased about it)Environmental groups welcomed the announcement.greet an announcement formal (=react to it in a particular way)The announcement was. greeted with cheers on both sides of the House. an announcement comes (=it happens)His announcement came after two days of peace talks.adjectivesa formal announcementA formal announcement will be made in Parliament.an official announcementNo official announcement is expected until next year.a surprise announcement/an unexpected announcementThe Senator made the surprise announcement that he will not be seeking re-election.a dramatic announcement (=sudden and important)The dramatic announcement came after a cabinet meeting on Tuesday.a further announcementA further announcement will be made in the near future.
Examples from the Corpusannouncement• Silence, please. Mr Bennett is about to make an announcement.• It is noteworthy that Schuman did not contact Britain in advance of his announcement.• However, discussions had been interrupted by the announcement that the factory had to close.• Shares of Body Shop fell as much as 8 pence to 144p following the announcement, their lowest since Nov. 4.• I read the announcement of her death in today's newspaper.• At the centre of these events was the announcement that Sellafield wanted to expand its activities.• When the announcement forced the price of the shares up he subsequently sold.• Hunter, nearly ruined it all with the announcement that he'd tested positive four times for steroids.• The announcement of the plan provoked demonstrations from the college's students.• The announcement was heard by millions of radio listeners this morning.• He made this announcement at the Board of Trustees' annual retreat.• The short written announcement gave no details.announcement that• The recent announcement that the National Gallery intend to establish a public relations department may improve the situation.• Beckwith's announcement that he would run for re-election came as a surprise.• I welcome the Secretary of State's announcement that the poll tax compensation of £700 million will not be clawed back.• SunSoft president Ed Zander was probably ill-advised suggesting at the announcement that serious changes would be made.• Then came the announcement that a further set of specimen questions would be sent out to primary schools in September.• Hunter, nearly ruined it all with the announcement that he'd tested positive four times for steroids.• The announcement that Guy was to be godfather to the new baby brought her to her senses with a sharp jolt.• Members of the Salvation Army have remained silent since their announcement that their money had disappeared.