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One that announces, especially an electrical signaling device used in hotels or offices to indicate the sources of calls on a switchboard.

an·nun′ci·a·to′ry (-ə-tōr′ē) adj.
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Adj.1.annunciatory - relating to the act of announcing or being announcedannunciatory - relating to the act of announcing or being announced
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