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A master of ceremonies.
v. em·ceed, em·cee·ing, em·cees
To serve as master of ceremonies of: emcee a variety show.
To act as master of ceremonies.
[Pronunciation of MC.]
(Professions) a master of ceremonies
vb, -cees, -ceeing or -ceed
to act as master of ceremonies (for or at)
[C20: from the abbreviation MC]
n., v. -ceed, -cee•ing. n.
1. master of ceremonies.v.i., v.t.
2. to serve or direct as master of ceremonies.
[1930–35, Amer.; sp. form of MC]
Past participle: emceed
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|Noun||1.||emcee - a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers)|
entertainer - a person who tries to please or amuse
compere - British term for someone who introduces television acts or cabarets etc
Lord of Misrule - a person appointed master of revels at a Christmas celebration
ringmaster - the person in charge of performances in a circus ring
|Verb||1.||emcee - act as a master of ceremonies|
host - be the host of or for; "We hosted 4 couples last night"