interlocutor


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in·ter·loc·u·tor

 (ĭn′tər-lŏk′yə-tər)
n.
1. Someone who takes part in a conversation, often formally or officially.
2. The performer in a minstrel show who is placed midway between the end men and engages in banter with them.

interlocutor

(ˌɪntəˈlɒkjʊtə)
n
1. a person who takes part in a conversation
2. Also called: middleman the man in the centre of a troupe of minstrels who engages the others in talk or acts as announcer
3. (Law) Scots law a decree by a judge
ˌinterˈlocutress, ˌinterˈlocutrice, ˌinterˈlocutrix fem n

in•ter•loc•u•tor

(ˌɪn tərˈlɒk yə tər)

n.
1. a person who takes part in a conversation or dialogue.
2. a person who questions; interrogator.
3. the master of ceremonies of a minstrel show, who introduces the performers and ordinarily does not wear blackface.
[1505–15; < New Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.interlocutor - the performer in the middle of a minstrel line who engages the others in talk
minstrel show - a troupe of performers in blackface typically giving a comic program of negro songs and jokes
minstrel - a performer in a minstrel show
2.interlocutor - a person who takes part in a conversation
conversationalist, conversationist, schmoozer - someone skilled at conversation
Translations

interlocutor

[ˌɪntəˈlɒkjʊtəʳ] N (frm) → interlocutor(a) m/f

interlocutor

[ˌɪntərˈlɒkjʊr] n
interlocuteur/trice m/f
interlocuteur/trice m/f
key interlocutors → les interlocuteurs clés

interlocutor

nGesprächspartner(in) m(f); (asking questions) → Fragesteller(in) m(f)

interlocutor

[ˌɪntəˈlɒkjʊtəʳ] n (frm) → interlocutore/trice
References in classic literature ?
The young Cossack made his mighty interlocutor smile," says Thiers.
Tess hastily explained that he had been called away on business, and, leaving her interlocutor, clambered over the garden-hedge, and thus made her way to the house.
Undoubtedly, undoubtedly," broke in Mr Verloc in a deep deferential bass of an oratorical quality, so utterly different from the tone in which he had spoken before that his interlocutor remained profoundly surprised.
Best had decidedly the inferiority as an interlocutor with Mrs.
And at these words he let in D'Artagnan, who, by the light of the lantern he carried in his hand, recognized his obstinate interlocutor.
His interlocutor, whose head appeared through the carriage window, was a woman of from twenty to two-and-twenty years.
Then he shook his head, with his eyes still fixed upon his interlocutor.
Colbert, turning round at this moment, saw D'Artagnan who was seeking some interlocutor, during this "aside" of the king and Monsieur.
I can see Douglas there before the fire, to which he had got up to present his back, looking down at his interlocutor with his hands in his pockets.
I was in mortal terror of the young man who wanted my heart and liver; I was in mortal terror of my interlocutor with the ironed leg; I was in mortal terror of myself, from whom an awful promise had been extracted; I had no hope of deliverance through my all-powerful sister, who repulsed me at every turn; I am afraid to think of what I might have done, on requirement, in the secrecy of my terror.
I listen, Captain," said I, not knowing what my interlocutor was driving at, and asking myself if this incident was bearing on our projected flight.
Accordingly, I related the whole occurrence to my interlocutors, and concealed not a single detail.