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

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 McCallum died of natural causes surrounded by family at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, a spokesperson for CBS announced. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 Sep. 2023 While that rental assistance isn’t just for seniors, almost 70 percent of participants are at least 55, according to Scott Marshall, spokesperson for the San Diego Housing Commission. Blake Nelson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Sep. 2023 In a statement to ABC News on Thursday, a spokesperson for the Secret Service said they were briefed on the event. Nicholas Kerr, ABC News, 23 Sep. 2023 Earlier in June, the three officers who confronted McClain were assigned to administrative duties, primarily due to safety concerns because police and city employees were receiving threats, a police spokesperson said. Aya Elamroussi, CNN, 23 Sep. 2023 In a statement to Fox News, an NYPD spokesperson said there were no immediate plans to reduce counterterrorism staffing while the United Nations General Assembly is meeting in New York. Chris Pandolfo, Fox News, 22 Sep. 2023 An Amazon spokesperson said at the time that the FTC’s claims were false. Michelle Chapman, Fortune, 22 Sep. 2023 Rader has access to a phone, television and a tablet device with internet capabilities, according to a spokesperson for the El Dorado Correctional Facility. Lauren Del Valle, CNN, 2 Sep. 2023 Jonathan Whitesides, spokesperson for Rocky Mountain Power, said the company did have one incident last fall where someone cut through a fence and stole copper wire, but the motive appeared to be theft, not vandalism. Tim Fitzpatrick, The Salt Lake Tribune, 2 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spokesperson was in 1971

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“Spokesperson.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spokesperson. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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spokes·​per·​son ˈspōk-ˌspərs-ᵊn How to pronounce spokesperson (audio)

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