guest speaker

noun

: a person invited to a gathering to give a speech
He was the guest speaker at the awards ceremony.

Examples of guest speaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dozens of students participated in a walkout during Duke University's commencement ceremony on Sunday to protest comedian Jerry Seinfeld, a supporter of Israel who was invited as the guest speaker. Nicole Fallert, USA TODAY, 13 May 2024 Highlights include an all-levels yoga flow along the bay led by Veterans Yoga Project, followed by refreshments, resources for female veterans, a luncheon with an inspirational guest speaker, a goal-setting workshop, and swag bags for each guest. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 May 2024 The schedule for those camping today includes morning art-making, a guest speaker and a liberation Shabbat Friday evening. Laura Schulte, Journal Sentinel, 3 May 2024 Haley has also barely campaigned in the state, having little to no ground operation and visiting only once so far this cycle, during a brief appearance as a guest speaker at the Republican Jewish Coalition cattle call last year. Soo Rin Kim, ABC News, 7 Feb. 2024 The guest speaker is Pam Hadfield, who will do a trunk show of her quilt designs. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Mar. 2024 Erdrich, sister of Pulitzer Prize-winner Louise Erdrich, has taught and practiced multidisciplinary art for decades as a professor and in the community, visiting dozens of colleges and universities, libraries and cultural institutions as a guest speaker and teacher. Mary Ann Grossmann, Twin Cities, 7 Jan. 2024 John Hagee, a divisive megachurch pastor, is receiving mounting criticism over his role as a guest speaker at this week’s March for Israel after his past remarks about Jews resurfaced. Elizabeth Robinson, NBC News, 16 Nov. 2023 The valedictorian will vow to fix the world, the principal will express faith that everyone in the class is now equipped to do so, and the prominent parent who is the guest speaker will make some insider jokes gleaned from the family’s graduating senior, which no one except the classmates will get. Judith Martin, The Mercury News, 26 Mar. 2024

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“Guest speaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guest%20speaker. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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