plural noun
spokes·​peo·​ple | \ ˈspōks-ˌpē-pəl How to pronounce spokespeople (audio) \

Definition of spokespeople

: people serving as spokesmen or spokeswomen

Examples of spokespeople in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Customs and Border Protection spokespeople did not immediately respond to questions, including how long the halt would last. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 11 Sep. 2021 The reports published today with details from Microsoft spokespeople were split on whether TPM will be needed to run Windows 11 on unsupported PCs, as noted above. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, 27 Aug. 2021 An email seeking comment on these claims was not immediately returned by agency spokespeople Thursday. Adrienne Roberts, Detroit Free Press, 26 Aug. 2021 The results are being spun in selective statements issued by anonymous spokespeople. Jacob Silverman, The New Republic, 17 Aug. 2021 Bowser’s spokespeople did not respond to requests for comment. Washington Post, 23 Aug. 2021 Several Taliban spokespeople have posted about the takeover on Twitter. Devon Link, USA TODAY, 20 Aug. 2021 Key members of the Afghan Taliban do continue to operate on Twitter, including one of the group’s main spokespeople, Suhail Shaheen, who has more than 377,000 followers. NBC News, 20 Aug. 2021 Fox News spokespeople did not respond when asked about the discrepancy between the rhetoric from the channel's top stars and its own internal policies. Oliver Darcy, CNN, 18 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of spokespeople

1972, in the meaning defined above

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“Spokespeople.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spokespeople. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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