interlocutor

noun /ɪntəˈlɒkjʊtə/
a) A person who takes part in dialogue or conversation.

Explanations which continually remind ones interlocutor of ones ignorance are a great damper upon the easy flow of talk.

b) A man in the middle of the line in a minstrel show who questions the end men and acts as leader.

The "interlocutor" greeted the audience and engaged in comical repartee with the "end men," named Tambo and Bones.


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  • interlocutor — INTERLOCUTÓR, OÁRE, interlocutori, oare, s.m. şi f. Persoană care vorbeşte cu alta sau cu alţii, care participă la o conversaţie. – Din fr. interlocuteur. Trimis de valeriu, 21.07.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  INTERLOCUTÓR s. (livr.) conlocutor, (înv.)… …   Dicționar Român

  • Interlocutor — may refer to:* Interlocutor (music), the master of ceremonies of a minstrel show * Interlocutor (politics), someone who informally explains the views of a government and also can relay messages back to a governmentee also* Interlocutory …   Wikipedia

  • interlocutor — index adjuster, advocate (counselor), spokesman Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Interlocutor — In ter*loc u*tor (?; 277), n. [Cf. F. interlocuteur.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who takes part in dialogue or conversation; a talker, interpreter, or questioner. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) An interlocutory judgment or sentence. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • interlocutor — UK US /ˌɪntəˈlɒkjʊtər/ US  / ṱɚˈlɑːkjəţə˞/ noun [C] FORMAL ► someone who arranges a deal or agreement between two organizations or groups, or who speaks on behalf of an organization or group of people: »The vast majority of our interlocutors… …   Financial and business terms

  • interlocutor — interlocutor, ra sustantivo internuncio, oyente. Internuncio es el que participa en un debate en representación de otra persona. * * * Sinónimos: ■ colocutor, dialogador, oyente …   Diccionario de sinónimos y antónimos

  • interlocutor — 1510s, agent noun from L. interlocut , pp. stem of interloqui interrupt, from inter between (see INTER (Cf. inter )) + loqui to speak (see LOCUTION (Cf. locution)). Related: Interlocutory …   Etymology dictionary

  • interlocutor — |ô| s. m. 1. Cada uma das pessoas que toma parte numa conversação. 2. O que fala em nome de vários …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • interlocutor — meaning ‘a person who takes part in a dialogue or conversation’, is spelt or, not er, and is pronounced with the stress on the third syllable …   Modern English usage

  • interlocutor — interlocutor, ra sustantivo masculino,f. 1. Cada una de las personas que intervienen en un diálogo: los interlocutores de un coloquio. Presta atención a tus interlocutoras …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • interlocutor — interlocutor, ra (De inter y el lat. locūtor, ōris, hablante). m. y f. Cada una de las personas que toman parte en un diálogo …   Diccionario de la lengua española

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