spokes·wom·an | \ˈspōks-ˌwu̇-mən \

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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DiSabato, through a spokeswoman, declined to comment when reached by email. Elise Viebeck, chicagotribune.com, "'It's false': Jim Jordan slams accusers amid multiple reports he ignored sex abuse at Ohio State," 7 July 2018 Through a spokeswoman, Portnow declined to comment beyond the prepared statement. Randy Lewis, latimes.com, "Grammy Awards increase nominees in top four fields to eight in a bid to diversify," 26 June 2018 The driver went to Potomac Hall about 10 p.m. Monday to deliver pizza, spokeswoman Dinah Winnick said. Gal Tziperman Lotan, baltimoresun.com, "Pizza delivery driver robbed at knifepoint by 15 people at UMBC," 13 July 2018 Barbara Griffith, spokeswoman for the Fort Worth school district, said the district is working on a back-to-school information campaign aimed at clearing up any confusion. Diane Smith, star-telegram, "Hey, Fort Worth students, do you know what time classes start next school year?," 13 July 2018 Mariana Rodriguez, whom Barrett nominated to replace Commissioner Marisabel Cabrera, has withdrawn from consideration, Jodie Tabak, the mayor's spokeswoman, said Thursday. Ashley Luthern, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Hearings set for 2 of Mayor Tom Barrett's Fire and Police Commission picks; 1 drops out," 12 July 2018 WE Energies spokeswoman Amy Jahns said workers for a contractor apparently punctured a 4-inch natural gas main, sending gas leaking into a building ahead of the explosion. NBC News, "Sun Prairie, Wisconsin explosion: Firefighter dies after natural gas main erupts," 11 July 2018 Three of them, the woman and two men, were being discharged Wednesday, according to Susan Gregg, a spokeswoman for Harborview Medical Center. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, "‘Retirement dream job’: Pilot of plane that crashed near Ketchikan is former Navy and commercial aviator," 11 July 2018 Fresh Market spokeswoman Amy Grossman said all stores were expected to close within two to four weeks. Vic Ryckaert, Indianapolis Star, "Fresh Market closing Fishers grocery store," 10 July 2018

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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 \
plural spokeswomen\-ˌwi-mən \

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: a woman who speaks for or represents someone or something

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