Definition of receptionist in English:

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Pronunciation: /rəˈsepSH(ə)nəst/


A person employed in an office or other establishment to answer the telephone, deal with clients, and greet visitors.
Example sentences
  • Just as GPs need surgeries and receptionists MPs need offices and staff.
  • Between 8.00 and 10.00 am the office is at its busiest with clients booking calls and receptionists confirming visit times and hospital appointments.
  • He greets me at the door of his office, dismisses the receptionist, and strides back behind his immense immaculate desk.
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