town crier


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town crier

n.
1. A person formerly employed by a town to proclaim announcements in the streets.
2. Informal A gossip.
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town crier

n
(Historical Terms) (formerly) a person employed by a town to make public announcements in the streets
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town′ cri′er


n.
a person formerly employed by a town to make public announcements or proclamations, usu. by shouting in the streets.
[1595–1605]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.town crier - (formerly) an official who made public announcementstown crier - (formerly) an official who made public announcements
announcer - someone who proclaims a message publicly
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Translations

town crier

[ˌtaʊnˈkraɪəʳ] n (Brit) → banditore/trice
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The Coppersmith is a bird who makes a noise exactly like the beating of a little hammer on a copper pot; and the reason he is always making it is because he is the town crier to every Indian garden, and tells all the news to everybody who cares to listen.
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The first thing was for the Village Big Town Crier to go and tell the whole world that it was true that they were looking into money that came into the village unknown to the Country Giant.
They were tasked with talking about famous Huddersfield folk by Town Crier Vic Watson who organised and compered the event on Saturday.
> The Town Crier leads the Marshfield Mummers, The Old Time Paper Boys, wearing costumes made from old newspapers, as they perform their traditional Boxing Day mummers' play in the village of Marshfield, Wiltshire, yesterday.
ALNWICK will be a quieter - and sadder - place following the passing of its legendary championship-winning town crier.
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TOWN crier Tony Appleton, who announced the birth of the new princess, said he was told the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would be "touched" when he asked if could make the proclamation.