Definition of correspondent in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkôrəˈspändənt/
Pronunciation: /ˌkärəˈspändənt/


1A person who writes letters to a person or a newspaper, especially on a regular basis: she wasn’t much of a correspondent
More example sentences
  • I love letters, too; I think I would write more letters, if I had a regular correspondent.
  • Most correspondents conclude their letters with a forename or initials.
  • I suggested that my correspondent should think about writing to me with something a little more sensible.
1.1A person employed to report for a newspaper or broadcasting organization, typically on a particular subject or from a particular country: a White House correspondent
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  • I remember having lunch with a foreign correspondent for a major newspaper in the early 1990s.
  • In Germany in 1932, Reuters had one chief correspondent, and one full-time assistant.
  • She has been a TV news correspondent, a foreign documentaries presenter and writer, and a newspaper columnist.


Example sentences
  • However, correspondent payment can involve payment between two banks in the same jurisdiction, if payment is to be in foreign currency.


Late Middle English (as an adjective): from Old French correspondant or medieval Latin correspondent- 'corresponding', from the verb correspondere (see correspond).

Words that rhyme with correspondent

co-respondent, despondent, fondant, respondent

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Syllabification: cor·re·spond·ent

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