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interlocutor

Line breaks: inter|locu¦tor
Pronunciation: /ˌɪntəˈlɒkjʊtə
 
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Definition of interlocutor in English:

noun

formal
A person who takes part in a dialogue or conversation.
Example sentences
  • But that's not what my interlocutors, particularly the German ones, really want.
  • This is why the current engagement between my interlocutors and myself is particularly valuable.
  • All of these narratives unfold partly as dialogues with what seem to be sympathetic but ineffectual interlocutors, perhaps lawyers.

Origin

early 16th century: modern Latin, from Latin interlocut- 'interrupted (by speech)', from the verb interloqui, from inter- 'between' + loqui 'speak'.

Derivatives

interlocution

1
Pronunciation: /-ləˈkjuːʃ(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • For the last three days I have been listening to recordings of oral interlocutions of such a numbing homogeneity as to leave your correspondent jaded in the extreme.
  • David Makinson is reacting to the style of my interlocution, not its content.
  • Perhaps we are now in a better position, after our interlocutions with Douglas and Balthasar, to argue this more fully in closing.

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