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 ?
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.
MAY it be right then," I said, as I rose, deeming it useless to continue a discourse which was all darkness to me; and, besides, sensible that the character of my interlocutor was beyond my penetration; at least, beyond its present reach; and feeling the uncertainty, the vague sense of insecurity, which accompanies a conviction of ignorance.
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.
His interlocutor, whose head appeared through the carriage window, was a woman of from twenty to two-and-twenty years.
Then, having riveted the eyes of his interlocutor on his own, he glanced towards the door.
Your true rustic turns his back on his interlocutor, throwing a question over his shoulder as if he meant to run away from the answer, and walking a step or two farther off when the interest of the dialogue culminates.
said Pandora Day with the laugh that seemed always to invite the whole of any company to partake in it; though for some moments after this she and her interlocutor appeared to continue the conversation only with their eyes.
no," repeated Fisher, almost mechanically; and then suddenly cocked his eye at his interlocutor with a much livelier expression.
Tess's attention was thus attracted to the dairyman's interlocutor, of whom she could see but the merest patch, owing to his burying his head so persistently in the flank of the milcher.
She's got to give me some candy, then," rejoined his young interlocutor.
It will be better to-day," finally resumed their interlocutor, who seemed to listen to them with impatience.