Definition of spokesperson in English:


nounPlural spokespersons, Plural spokespeople

  • A spokesman or spokeswoman (used as a neutral alternative)

    ‘a spokesperson for the Scottish Office’
    • ‘But a tribute to this remarkable woman is long overdue, from me as a colleague and friend and as a spokesperson for the journal.’
    • ‘We are the best spokespersons to advocate for arts education.’
    • ‘Moss claims that ministers are spokespersons and representatives of the community, but she does not interrogate how this may affect women in the congregation.’
    • ‘Their spokespersons morphed into polished television performers overnight.’
    • ‘Of course, the implications of the advertisement are duplicitous and insulting both to the readers and to the portions of society that the spokesperson represents.’
    • ‘Jane is both an effectively realized individual and a representative figure, a spokesperson for the African American experience from slavery times to the era of the civil rights movement.’
    • ‘We consider a correct understanding of ethos to be very important when using spokespeople in adverts.’
    • ‘After all the arguments from media spokespersons who want us to believe their ‘product’ is innocuous, the world is still not flat and nicotine remains addictive.’
    • ‘Unlike in other developed countries, artists and academics in the U.S. are not the national spokespersons that sports figures, entertainers and business people are.’
    • ‘In an exercise to establish where the power in this conflict was imagined to be located, she had been singled out as the spokesperson.’
    • ‘Our spokespersons attribute European wariness to their experience with mad cow disease, foot and mouth disease, and other food scares.’
    • ‘From time to time I ring the press office with ideas and give advice to the party spokespersons.’
    • ‘Museum spokespersons claim that 90 of the strikers have crossed the picket line, and the galleries and other museum facilities are functioning as usual.’
    • ‘Prepare operations people and company spokespeople for contingencies, and review the purchase of recall insurance or related products.’
    • ‘I don't like getting on a soapbox, I am not a spokesperson for any of this, I am just an actor - but it is kind of curious.’
    • ‘But regulators and legislators do not talk to players; players are not organized, they have no spokespersons.’
    • ‘No spokesperson would say when the orchestra would arrive, nor would they tell me anything about their schedule or even whether I'd be able to make contact with an orchestra member.’
    • ‘They had never had a spokesperson, a leader, like this.’
    • ‘We're doing the same thing with products, their spokespeople and the people we work with and hire.’
    • ‘Few church spokespersons would say that something must be done or must be stopped ‘because the Bible says so’.’
    second in command, second, number two, subordinate, junior, auxiliary, adjutant, lieutenant, subaltern, assistant, personal assistant, pa, aide, helper, right-hand man, henchman, underling
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