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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mas′ter of cer′emonies(n.)

  1. a person who conducts events, as at a formal occasion or television broadcast, acting as host and introducing the speakers or performers.

    Category: Showbiz

    Ref: Abbr.: MC 1

Origin of master of ceremonies:

1655–65

Princeton's WordNet

  1. master of ceremonies, emcee, host(noun)

    a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers)

Wiktionary

  1. master of ceremonies(Noun)

    someone who acts as a host at a formal event

  2. master of ceremonies(Noun)

    who conducts a programme of varied entertainment by introducing performers to the audience

  3. master of ceremonies(Noun)

    (rap music, in the abbreviated form "MC" or sometimes "emcee") A rapper

Freebase

  1. Master of Ceremonies

    A master of ceremonies or compère is the official host of a staged event or similar performance. An MC usually presents performers, speaks to the audience, and generally keeps the event moving. An MC may also tell jokes or anecdotes. The MC sometimes also acts as the protocol officer during an official state function. In hip hop, rock and electronic dance music, an MC, otherwise known as a rapper, is a music artist and/or performer who usually creates and performs vocals for his/her own original material.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

master of ceremonies(abbreviation)

a person who announces the various stages of an entertainment, formal social gathering, series of speakers at a dinner etc

The master of ceremonies introduced the speaker.

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