Is there a common abbreviation for "announcement"?

If there is, what is it?


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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
    Commented 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
    Commented Aug 4, 2013 at 8:08

I’d like to make an announcement regarding the abbreviation of the word “announcement”. There is no abbv for the word announcement. You could “ann” or you could banish the vowels, but if you have that many letters leftover? I’d say just bite the bullet and go with it, vowels and all!


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

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

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