Is there a common abbreviation for "announcement"?

If there is, what is it?

  • And why would the EL&U system not let me submit the two questions as a single paragraph, but it would let me submit them as two, single-sentence paragraphs?
    – A Lion
    Sep 10, 2011 at 5:11
  • If you terminate a line with two spaces, and then go new line, then you get two lines in the same paragraph (w/o the empty line, I mean).
    – gd1
    Sep 10, 2011 at 7:51
  • @gd1 - I know howS to format text within the question field. My comment was inquiring _why I had to put each sentence into its own paragraph to submit the question. When I had a single paragraph, with the same two sentences you see above, the EL&U system would NOT let me submit it as a question.
    – A Lion
    Sep 10, 2011 at 22:54
  • @Theta30 - want -- not really, but the job I'm applying for has so many different numbers (e.g., a job number, a job id, an announcement number, a control number, and on and on) and I really didn't want multiple lines. I can't control the length of the actual numbers, but I can control how I reference the numbers (e.g., "Job #" instead of "Job Number:"). I had minimized everything as much as I could, except the word "announcement" and the line was still wrapping.
    – A Lion
    Sep 10, 2011 at 23:00
  • @A Lion: sorry, I misunderstood. Was just trying to help...
    – gd1
    Sep 11, 2011 at 9:07

5 Answers 5


I've seen "ann." used a lot in subject lines on mailing lists. I'm not sure if it's widely used in other contexts.


The most common, seems to be "anncmnt".

From the abbreviations dictionary

and another forum


Normally you can just put, Ann. for Announcement.

Also, I think that you may use TBA (To be announced / advised) if you would like to indicate a status.


The abbreviation for announcement would likely depend on the type of announcement concerned.

A party or other social event might use RSVP, as might baby showers or wedding showers (in the US). An invitation to a different type of event, such as a recital, might include something similar.

Wedding invitations (or save the date announcements) will usually include some variation of "Announcing the wedding of [A] and [B]." A birth announcement will usually include some variation of "Announcing the arrival [or birth] of [Baby]."

The best answer, I think, is that it depends on what you are announcing. I'd consult examples of other texts similar to whatever you'd need to produce.

  • It's for a job announcement. All of my googling and duckduckgoing have found lots of employment related abbreviations, but not an actual abbreviation for the word "announcement" :(
    – A Lion
    Sep 10, 2011 at 5:35
  • This is not for your particular use A Lion but “PSA” (Personal Service Announcement) is a very common abbreviation. I'll include it on this page because searching for “abbreviation for announcement” ends up here, and would have helped me out a week ago when I really needed it. So for posterity!
    – ipso
    Aug 4, 2013 at 8:08

The best abbreviation for “announcement” is usually “message”.

  • First off, welcome to English.se. Announcements are not identical to messages.
    – virmaior
    Mar 9, 2014 at 17:52

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