Definition of eyewitness in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈʌɪwɪtnəs/


A person who has seen something happen and can give a first-hand description of it: [as modifier]: eyewitness accounts of the London blitz
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  • I make the observation that very rarely is there an eyewitness to offences of this type.
  • Getting firsthand accounts from eyewitnesses is paramount to the story, noted Benedict.
  • The petition referred to eyewitnesses reporting his later detention, harsh interrogation and cruel torture.

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