Definition of Master of ceremonies

1. Noun. A person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers).

Exact synonyms: Emcee, Host
Generic synonyms: Entertainer
Specialized synonyms: Compere, Lord Of Misrule, Question Master, Quizmaster, Ringmaster, Symposiarch, Toastmaster
Specialized synonyms: Ed Sullivan, Edward Vincent Sullivan, Sullivan
Derivative terms: Emcee, Host

Definition of Master of ceremonies

1. Noun. someone who acts as a host at a formal event ¹

2. Noun. who conducts a programme of varied entertainment by introducing performers to the audience ¹

3. Noun. (''rap music, in the abbreviated form "MC" or sometimes "emcee"'') A rapper ¹

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Literary usage of Master of ceremonies

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Courts of Justice Bench and Bar of Washington County, Pennsylvania: With by Boyd Crumrine (1902)
"And that it may be presented in an orderly way, it is necessary that we have a master of ceremonies. It is now my pleasant duty to introduce to you Dr. ..."

2. The Social Organization and the Secret Societies of the Kwakiutl Indians by Franz Boas (1897)
"Let all the women dain-t This is a request to the women to dance with the hfi'mats'a in order : tame him. The master of ceremonies calls upon all the ..."

3. Memoirs Illustrating the History of Napoleon I from 1802 to 1815 by Claude-François Méneval, Robert Harborough Sherard (1894)
"In 1815, he once more fulfilled the functions of Grand Master of Ceremonies during the Hundred Days. It must be said, ..."

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