interlocutor


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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 - 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 Hunsdens were of an old stem; and scornful as Yorke (such was my late interlocutor's name) professed to be of the advantages of birth, in his secret heart he well knew and fully appreciated the distinction his ancient, if not high lineage conferred on him in a mushroom-place like X , concerning whose inhabitants it was proverbially said, that not one in a thousand knew his own grandfather.
"You were nearly dead," said my interlocutor. "It was a very near thing, indeed.
"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.
"The marriage," he said (at which his interlocutor's face grew dark) "was very much my doing.
"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.
yes, we know it," said the old man, drawing the bolts; "and here is the proof." 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. "No, Mr.
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.