spokes·​wom·​an | \ ˈspōks-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce spokeswoman (audio) \

Definition of spokeswoman

: a woman who speaks as the representative of another or others often in a professional capacity

Examples of spokeswoman in a Sentence

The company's spokeswoman addressed the reporters.

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When Trivett succeeded in pulling the motorist over, the trooper pulled in behind him and proceeded to talk to him, according to state police spokeswoman Elena Russo. Arelis R. Hernández, Washington Post, "Man impersonating a cop caught when he attempted traffic stop near Baltimore, police say," 16 June 2019 The Woodbury Fire near Superior has increased to 10,090 acres and remains at 0% containment as of Thursday, Pamela Mathis, spokeswoman for the Woodbury Fire, said. Claire Rafford, azcentral, "Woodbury Fire increases to more than 10,000 acres, remains at 0% containment," 13 June 2019 According to Lion Country Safari spokeswoman Haley Passeser, Lily stood between 14 and 16 feet tall, while Jioni was between 10 and 12 feet. Matt Mcnulty, PEOPLE.com, "Two Giraffes at Florida Wildlife Park Killed by 'Billion-to-One' Lightning Strike," 12 June 2019 Lily was between 14 feet to 16 feet tall, while Jioni was between 10 feet and 12 feet, according to Lion Country Safari spokeswoman Haley Passeser. NBC News, "Two giraffes killed by 'billion-to-one' lightning strikes at Florida wildlife park," 11 June 2019 Marc Epstein died of blunt impact to the head and neck, according to a spokeswoman at the state medical examiner’s office. Christine Dempsey, courant.com, "South Windsor man arrested in brother’s death," 11 June 2019 The Budish appointee cited personal reasons, according to spokeswoman Mary Louise Madigan. Courtney Astolfi, cleveland.com, "Cuyahoga County Council might ask voters to consider restoring sheriff to elected position," 7 June 2019 Sheriffs from the city’s Department of Finance seized 34 trucks during a Wednesday morning raid of a Long Island City, Queens, depot over the unpaid fines, according to a City Hall spokeswoman.... Katie Honan, WSJ, "Owners of NYC Ice Cream Trucks Accused of Avoiding $4.5 Million in Traffic Tickets," 5 June 2019 Detectives contacted the state Department of Corrections, because Jackson has been under supervision for a 2016 conviction for second-degree robbery, according to a department spokeswoman. Asia Fields, The Seattle Times, "20-year-old charged in Memorial Day shooting at South Seattle beach," 4 June 2019

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English Language Learners Definition of spokeswoman

: a woman who speaks for or represents someone or something


spokes·​wom·​an | \ ˈspōks-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce spokeswoman (audio) \
plural spokeswomen\ -​ˌwi-​mən \

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: a woman who speaks for or represents someone or something

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to take the place or position of

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