plural noun

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

Examples of spokespeople in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since then, neither Musk nor the company’s spokespeople have commented to clarify those criteria. Chris Velazco, Washington Post, 5 Apr. 2024 Telecom firms have reported fears about Houthi damage to cables, while Houthi spokespeople have repeatedly denied responsibility for the disruptions. Matt Burgess, WIRED, 1 Apr. 2024 These situations reveal the limitations of artificial intelligence, but those specific shortcomings aren’t necessarily applicable across the board, spokespeople from both companies say. Jennifer Jolly, USA TODAY, 23 Mar. 2024 Police spokespeople declined to answer Tuesday whether Ratcliffe is still working in that unit, which has teams responsible for policy, inspections, and force investigations. Theresa Clift, Sacramento Bee, 22 Mar. 2024 City spokespeople did not immediately respond to The Republic's questions about the letter. Sam Kmack, The Arizona Republic, 2 Mar. 2024 These days, employees are spokespeople for their companies. Tali Rapaport, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 Google spokespeople didn’t have immediate comment when contacted. Sarah Zheng, Fortune Asia, 22 Feb. 2024 Reached Wednesday, spokespeople for the departments of Human Services and Health said the state wouldn't comment on pending litigation. USA TODAY, 22 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

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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 21 Apr. 2024.

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