plural noun

spokes·​peo·​ple ˈspōks-ˌpē-pəl How to pronounce spokespeople (audio)
: people serving as spokesmen or spokeswomen

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Mooney and Hale declined to comment through spokespeople on what prompted them to give to Leadership for Mass. Efforts to reach the others were unsuccessful. Matt Stout, BostonGlobe.com, 25 Sep. 2022 Tests were performed late Monday but the results were not due to return until late Tuesday, several spokespeople for Scott said. Emily Opilo, Baltimore Sun, 6 Sep. 2022 Around 1,100 Porsches and 189 Bentleys were on board, spokespeople for the car brands said. NBC News, 18 Feb. 2022 Last week, spokespeople for multiple US agencies said the US had intelligence showing Russia planned to release a scripted video showing staged attacks by Ukrainian forces to drum up a pretext for military action. Katie Bo Lillis, Natasha Bertrand And Kylie Atwood, CNN, 11 Feb. 2022 Several spokespeople for Youngkin did not respond to requests for comment. Gregory S. Schneider, Washington Post, 9 Nov. 2022 Valero spokespeople did not respond to a request for comment Tuesday. Gregory Yeestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 25 Oct. 2022 Universal spokespeople did not respond when asked Monday if the hotel had installed additional safety features at the bar since August 2019. Katie Rice, Orlando Sentinel, 13 Sep. 2022 Three spokespeople for Zurich Insurance Group, Steadfast’s corporate parent, did not respond to an email seeking comment on the lawsuit. Daniel Arkin, NBC News, 27 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spokespeople was in 1972

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“Spokespeople.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spokespeople. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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