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.

town crier

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

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]
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
Translations

town crier

[ˌtaʊnˈkraɪəʳ] n (Brit) → banditore/trice
References in classic literature ?
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.
Do you think newspapers and town criers are needed to tell a scout what is doing on the prairies, as they are in the bosom of the States?
gt; 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.
The 25-year-old was punched in the face outside the Town Crier pub by someone he didn't know who was walking past.
Huddersfield town crier Vic Watson hosted the event, which was held at Nelson Mandela Corner behind the library in the town centre.
WEST Lancashire town crier Roy Harness, right, is testing his vocal cords to the absolute limit in a series of British championships.
ALNWICK will be a quieter - and sadder - place following the passing of its legendary championship-winning town crier.
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.
Bruce was active in the Bay of Quinte Branch, spoke on more than one occasion, and served as town crier at many Loyalist Days.
A TOWN crier has been forced to quit after being exposed as an imposter.
TOWN crier John Stevens has been named the best in the land.
14), Special Town Crier Tribute to the area's fallen heroes about the Loftus Family History Group members (Cody McKay- Hutchinson, Rod Begg and Sandra Hutchinson) and the research they had done about the fallen heroes of the First World War.