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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 ?
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?
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.
With one book already released, David is keen to bring out another and educate people with his knowledge about the history of town criers.
So, pray tell me that the Town Criers put figures in their throats or stood over them with gun and said if you don't write something to say you are looking into this, we will shoot yor?But let say, if they had just said this thing the Town Criers are saying is serious, we are going to look inside it immediately and tell our people what the story is really, the tension wouldn't have been high.
TOWN criers came from across the country to shout about Huddersfield's most famous sons and daughters.
He was diagnosed seven years ago, and given just two years to live, but the charismatic bell ringer beat the odds for five more years and even clinched a Loyal Company of Town Criers British Championships title in 2014.
Dressed in full regalia and hoarse from his exploits he said: "Last time a lot of people said I was a fake and it was absolutely ridiculous because town criers came to England in 1066 and the town crier was specifically employed by the king to proclaim births, executions, weddings, whatever, and obviously this was the birth.
His funeral was held at the Masonic Hall in Belleville and the room was filled with town criers in costume, all there to pay their respects to a true gentleman
He has stepped down from the Loyal Company of Town Criers but was told if he hadn't done so he would have been "thrown out of the organisation in disgrace".
John, 69, from Alnwick in Northumberland, has won the Loyal Company of Town Criers British Championships in Banbury.
TOWN criers from up and down the country made sure that their voices were heard as they took part in the Warwick Town Criers Competition.
Now the Loyal Company of Town Criers has presented him with the Brenda Phillips Heart of Gold Award.