ste·​nog·​ra·​pher | \ stə-ˈnä-grə-fər How to pronounce stenographer (audio) \

Definition of stenographer

1 : a writer of shorthand
2 : a person employed chiefly to take and transcribe dictation

Examples of stenographer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His mother, who struggled with poor mental health, worked as a stenographer and at other jobs to pay the bills. New York Times, 17 Jan. 2022 Committee staffers had been prepared to go forward with the interview and waited in a room on Capitol Hill with a stenographer, but started to file out of the room nine minutes after the deadline passed. Zachary Cohen And Annie Grayer, CNN, 12 Nov. 2021 His father was a court stenographer, his mother a homemaker. New York Times, 25 July 2021 Official court stenographer Wendy Kumar is also a mostly-silent presence, but she is called upon occasionally to read back transcripts of the testimony. Ew Staff,, 1 Nov. 2021 And this time around, she is surrounded by a trio of other cast members: Rasco, her granddaughter and law clerk Sara Rose, and stenographer Whitney Kumar. Danielle Turchiano, Variety, 1 Nov. 2021 She’ll be joined by bailiff Kevin Rasco, court stenographer Whitney Kumar and Sarah Rose, a law clerk who is also Sheindlin’s granddaughter. oregonlive, 31 Oct. 2021 Burns, the stenographer, danced in Busby Berkeley films and married one of the top cinematographers at Fox. Keith Johnston, Los Angeles Times, 3 Oct. 2021 His mother was a stenographer, and his father worked for the highway department before entering the aerospace industry during World War II, causing the family to move to Southern California. Washington Post, 30 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of stenographer

1809, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Stenographer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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