emcee emcee  /ˈɛm ˈsi/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers)
  2. (v) act as a master of ceremonies

Usage(s):

  1. The caterer was pressed into service as an emcee.
  2. From the heavy presence of seafood mousses to the cheesy, Maurice Chevalier compliments the emcee paid the female judges, the Bocuse d'Or is nothing if not French.
  3. To anyone unfamiliar with the previous spectacles of this Montreal-based big top -- Le Cirque Reinvente and Nouvelle Experience -- the emcee's remark will seem twee and pretentious.

News

  1. Today Show News Anchor and Co-Host Natalie Morales Announced as Emcee of 2013 Vail Living Well Summit

    The Vail Living Well Summit founders, John and Jamie Stone, announced today that NBC News' Today Show personality Natalie Morales will emcee the 2013 Vail Living Well Summit™ . The announcement of Morales's ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Can Rubio win over his fellow Republicans on immigration?

    The attempted seduction of Senator John Cornyn by immigration reformers is akin to my effort to get Neil Patrick Harris, the best emcee ever of any awards show, to sing at my next birthday. No matter how much I offer him, he'll turn me down.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Rock Hill Herald

  3. LAUSD students awarded cars, iPads for excellent attendance

    There was an ad-libbing emcee, guests dressed in finery, a couple of acceptance speeches and a clutch of photographers snapping shots of the award-winners. Photo gallery: LAUSD students win cars, iPads for excellent attendance
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Daily News

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