Eyewitness - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈaɪwɪtnəs|  American pronunciation of the word eyewitness
Brit.  |ˈʌɪwɪtnəs|  British pronunciation of the word eyewitness

noun

- a spectator who can describe what happened

verb

- be present at an event and see it with one's own eyes

Examples

The police are hoping to locate an eyewitness to the shooting.

He was able to give an eyewitness account of the shooting.

According to eyewitness accounts, soldiers opened fire on the crowd.

One eyewitness said he saw her talking to a man in a blue car.

...historians have never been able to reconcile the two eyewitness accounts of the battle...

...according to that line of reasoning, the eyewitness couldn't identify the aircraft, ergo it must have been from another planet...

an authentic account by an eyewitness

Word forms

noun
singular: eyewitness
plural: eyewitnesses
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