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Definition of "emcee" [emcee]

  • A master of ceremonies. (noun)
  • To serve as master of ceremonies of: emcee a variety show. (verb-transitive)
  • To act as master of ceremonies. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "emcee" in a sentence
  • "A conjunto (combo), the more contemporary musical group with amplifiers, electric guitars, singer and emcee, is setting up just as the band packs up."
  • "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."
  • "Faith, you're hip-hop's savior - the female emcee is finally back."