spokes·​per·​son | \ ˈspōks-ˌpər-sᵊn How to pronounce spokesperson (audio) \

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Examples of spokesperson in a Sentence

a statement from the company's spokesperson the spokesperson for the protesting students presented their demands to the administration
Recent Examples on the Web Trump denies wrongdoing and says he is being politically persecuted; his spokesperson has also claimed the documents that were retrieved were declassified. Josh Margolin, ABC News, 14 Aug. 2022 Actor Anne Heche was removed from life support Sunday, her spokesperson said, bringing her tumultuous life to an end. Dennis Romero, NBC News, 14 Aug. 2022 Mark Hebert, a spokesperson with JCPS, said Friday morning there will be a police officer at the school. The Courier-Journal, 12 Aug. 2022 Shortly after the crash, Heche fell into a coma with a major injury that required her to be put on mechanical ventilation, her spokesperson said. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, 12 Aug. 2022 Florida Department of Health spokesperson Jeremy Redfern on Aug. 4 mocked Florida school boards who wanted guidance on how to minimize risk to their students. Caroline Catherman, Orlando Sentinel, 12 Aug. 2022 The family’s actual spokesperson, David Hancock, told the Associated Press in May that claims of a $22 million settlement that were circulating then were false. Brieanna J. Frank, USA TODAY, 12 Aug. 2022 The state police spokesperson, Major Laurie Ludovici, did not respond to a request for comment. BostonGlobe.com, 11 Aug. 2022 Calbert Gillett, a spokesperson with the Sheriff's Ofiice. Angela Cordoba Perez, The Arizona Republic, 8 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of spokesperson

1971, in the meaning defined above

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“Spokesperson.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spokesperson. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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