spokes·per·son | \ˈspōks-ˌpər-sᵊn \

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mouthpiece, prophet, speaker, spokesman

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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

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A Bird spokesperson said scooters cost no more than 15 cents in electricity to charge overnight, so the profit margin for chargers can be huge. Anna-sofia Lesiv, The Seattle Times, "The cutthroat turf war behind the race to charge Bay Area electric scooters," 10 July 2018 Ionashku reportedly took off her high heeled shoes and ran away, taking her cell phone with her, but leaving her vehicle and purse, said trooper spokesperson Megan Peters. Laurel Andrews, Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage woman missing in Delta Junction," 4 July 2018 It was rumored last month that Lime was eliminating pedal bike offerings but a Lime spokesperson confirmed to Curbed that Lime will continue to offer both electric and pedal bikes. Alissa Walker, Curbed, "Lime’s scooters will now be integrated into the ride-hailing giant’s app.," 9 July 2018 When asked if Tesla surpassed that mark or not, a spokesperson for Tesla declined to comment. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Tesla lost its chief engineer just before hitting Elon Musk’s Model 3 goal," 2 July 2018 As for Spectrum Sports, a Charter spokesperson declined to comment when asked about the future of the station. Blair Kerkhoff, kansascity, "Changes at Spectrum Sports cloud future of KC's all-sports cable station," 29 June 2018 Asked about the meeting with Silverman, a mayoral spokesperson declined to comment. Paul Schwartzman, Washington Post, "The story must be told.," 29 June 2018 When contacted by Ars, a spokesperson for Speaker Ryan declined to comment. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Net neutrality will be repealed Monday unless Congress takes action," 7 June 2018 The Coast Guard first reported the pipeline was the Tennessee Gas Pipeline, but a spokesperson confirmed June 4, 2018, the company does not own the pipeline that tripped up the boaters at the Southwest Pass. Mike Scott, NOLA.com, "Two men plucked from disabled boat near Southwest Pass," 2 June 2018

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First Known Use of spokesperson

1971, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of spokesperson

: a man or woman who speaks for or represents someone or something


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