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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Kristine Grow, spokeswoman for the trade association America’s Health Insurance Plans, said monitoring CPAP use is important because if patients aren’t using the machines, a less expensive therapy might be a smarter option. Marshall Allen, Ars Technica, "You snooze, you lose: Insurers make the old adage literally true," 21 Nov. 2018 Irma Chapa, a spokeswoman for the Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley sector, tweeted. Fox News, "Live tiger left inside duffel bag by smugglers trying to cross Rio Grande into US, officials say," 2 Oct. 2018 Katie Reardon, a spokeswoman for Aptar, released a statement expressing regret for the situation and a willingness to fix it. Rick Kambic, chicagotribune.com, "Libertyville pond to be cleaned, waterways inspected after spill at industrial park," 13 July 2018 Micheli’s defense attorney in the District, Assistant Federal Defender Tony W. Miles, declined to comment on the case, as did a spokeswoman for the Nashville metropolitan public defender’s office, including about whether Micheli has entered a plea. Spencer S. Hsu, Washington Post, "An alleged murder by absconding inmate prompts relocation of D.C. Jail prisoners to Virginia," 13 July 2018 The man had gone into the water to retrieve something — possibly a Frisbee — when the incident happened shortly after 7 p.m., Fire Rescue spokeswoman Ashley Gipson said. Dan Wine, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Man suffers 'possible gator bite' at Barnett Park in Orange County, authorities say," 13 July 2018 On Wednesday, a jury convicted Carter, 25, of aggravated assault and aggravated battery in the Oct. 2, 2016 attack in Scottdale, DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Yvette Jones said in a news release. Raisa Habersham, ajc, "DeKalb woman convicted of throwing hot grease in victim’s face," 13 July 2018 But yes, the LTE omission is no mistake: the 2018 version of the Swift 7, known as the SF714-51T, will likely be around for some time and both models will coexist, a company spokeswoman said. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Acer's new Swift 7 ultra-thin PC is even smaller, but adds Thunderbolt, Amber Lake and a clickpad," 6 Jan. 2019 More than 360 people were rescued as of midafternoon Friday, but another 140 were still waiting for help, city spokeswoman Colleen Roberts told the Associated Press. Amy Lieu, Fox News, "New Bern rescues continue amid Florence floodwaters in NC," 15 Sep. 2018

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1569, in the meaning defined above

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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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