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contestant Syllabification: con·test·ant
Pronunciation: /kənˈtestənt/

Definition of contestant in English:


A person who takes part in a contest or competition.
Example sentences
  • The applicants were then interviewed and tested for suitability and contestants selected.
  • She was the only contestant from initial 10 applicants to arrive for the contest.
  • The ten heats over the next few weeks will play the part of selecting the contestants for the finals.


Mid 17th century: from French, present participle of contester, from Latin contestari 'call upon to witness' (see contest).

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