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Pronunciation:  u`nunsee'eyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a formal public statement; "the government made an announcement about changes in the drug war"; "a declaration of independence"
  2. [n]  (Christian religion) the announcement to the Virgin Mary by the angel Gabriel of the incarnation of Christ
  3. [n]  a festival commemorating the announcement of the Incarnation by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland

ANNUNCIATION is a 12 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: announcement, Annunciation Day, declaration, Lady Day, March 25, proclamation
 See Also: edict, Mar, March, promulgation, quarter day, statement



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\An*nun`ci*a"tion\ (?; 277), n. [L. annuntiatio:
cf. F. annonciation.]
1. The act of announcing; announcement; proclamation; as, the
   annunciation of peace.

2. (Eccl.)
   (a) The announcement of the incarnation, made by the angel
       Gabriel to the Virgin Mary.
   (b) The festival celebrated (March 25th) by the Church of
       England, of Rome, etc., in memory of the angel's
       announcement, on that day; Lady Day.

Thesaurus Terms
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