master of ceremonies
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- a person who supervises a ceremony
- ☆ a person who presides over an entertainment, as on a radio or television program or in a nightclub, at a banquet, etc., introducing the speakers or performers, filling in the intervals with jokes, etc.
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noun pl. masters of ceremoniesThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A person who acts as host at a formal event, making the welcoming speech and introducing other speakers.
- A performer who conducts a program of varied entertainment by introducing other performers to the audience.