Part of speech: noun

The act of announcing; a proclamation.

Part of speech: noun

The festival ( March 25) commemorating the announcement by the angel to the Virgin ( Luke 1, 28- 38).

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Usage examples "annunciation":

  1. 1491. Painted the altar- piece of the " Annunciation," in the Cathedral, Volterra. - "Luca Signorelli", Maud Cruttwell.
  2. Here also are those grand incidents which attended the establishment of the free institutions of the world; the signing of Magna Charta, with its priceless privileges of freedom, by a reluctant monarch; and the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the annunciation of the inalienable rights of man, by the fathers of our republic. - "White Slavery in the Barbary States", Charles Sumner.
  3. On the opposite side are the Annunciation, the Salutation, and other scenes of gospel history. - "English Villages", P. H. Ditchfield.