Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A master of ceremonies.
  • intransitive verb To serve as master of ceremonies of.
  • intransitive verb To act as master of ceremonies.

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  • noun Variation of MC, master of ceremonies (host of a game show or function).
  • verb To act as the master of ceremonies.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb act as a master of ceremonies
  • noun a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Pronunciation of MC.]

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From the pronunciation of the abbreviation MC, master of ceremonies.

Examples

  • A conjunto (combo), the more contemporary musical group with amplifiers, electric guitars, singer and emcee, is setting up just as the band packs up.

    A wedding and christening in rural Oaxaca: The mandate of tradition

  • A conjunto (combo), the more contemporary musical group with amplifiers, electric guitars, singer and emcee, is setting up just as the band packs up.

    A wedding and christening in rural Oaxaca: The mandate of tradition

  • As I said, my first time reading outside the safe environs of Caferati (I'm not counting Kala Ghoda because there I was in emcee mode, which I'm used to; couldn't see the audience, which always helps; and besides, there was a large and supportive Caferati turnout), so I'm afraid the evening went by in too much of a blur for me to be able to add much more than this.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • Faith, you're hip-hop's savior - the female emcee is finally back.

    Play What I Wanna Play (Music (For Robots))

  • When the host—he just loved that they called the emcee the host, as if they were all his guests—called down the first lucky player, he grinned broadly and laughed out loud.

    Voices Carry

  • The emcee is usually a comedian, so they shouldn’t need a writer, right?

    ‘THERE WILL BE OSCARS’

  • The emcee was the Asian Art's public relations dude, Tim Hallman, who looks and acts like a slightly butcher version of Tim Gunn on "Project Runway," and that's in every way a compliment.

    Drama and Desire and Metal Rocks

  • The emcee was the Asian Art's public relations dude, Tim Hallman, who looks and acts like a slightly butcher version of Tim Gunn on "Project Runway," and that's in every way a compliment.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • The emcee was the guy who won our little "Raising Money" contest last April.

    unclebob Diary Entry

  • The emcee was a man named Wes Battersea, and there were four of us girls seated on the panel, each with a telephone in front of her.

    Here We Go Again

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