pan·​el·​ist | \ ˈpa-nᵊl-ist How to pronounce panelist (audio) \

Definition of panelist

: a member of a discussion or advisory panel or of a radio or television panel

Examples of panelist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The final panelist was Oliver Smith, the strategy director and head of ethics for Health Moonshot at Telefonica Innovation Alpha. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, "Privacy-preserving A.I. is the future of A.I.," 16 June 2020 Another problem is access to testing, the panelists said. Shelby Lin Erdman, CNN, "Hispanics at disproportionate risk from Covid-19, health experts say," 10 June 2020 Some notable panelists include Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, former Secretary John Kerry, and former Attorney General Eric Holder. Caitlin Conant, CBS News, "2020 Daily Trail Markers: 20 million more now eligible for Obamacare coverage," 13 May 2020 His friend, guest panelist Sharon Osbourne, was the first to guess his true identity. Tierney Mcafee, Country Living, "We Finally Know Who The Banana Was on 'The Masked Singer' (But Fans Say They "Knew All Along")," 23 Apr. 2020 During June 9-19, a panelist of judges will select five finalists for a dress and five for a tuxedo. cleveland, "Duck Tape prom contest moves online for its 20th year, due to coronavirus," 6 Apr. 2020 The tables for panelists onstage, however, were bedecked in banners displaying the SRA’s winkingly Soviet-style logo: three rifle cartridges under a red star, encircled by stalks of wheat. James Pogue, Harper's Magazine, "Good Guys with Guns," 30 Mar. 2020 Somehow, none of the panelists have come close to suggesting that musician Bow Wow (real name Shad Moss) is the celebrity in disguise. Ariana Brockington,, "The Frog’s Catfish Clue On The Masked Singer Was A Dead Giveaway," 29 Apr. 2020 These names come from an online open call for entries, along with a volunteer group of panelists. Polly Campbell,, "Local chef semifinalist for James Beard Award," 26 Feb. 2020

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1948, in the meaning defined above

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“Panelist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of panelist

: a person who is a part of a group of people who answer questions, give advice or opinions, etc. : a person who is a member of a panel

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