What does interlocutor mean?

Definitions for interlocutor
ˌɪn tərˈlɒk yə tərin·ter·locu·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. interlocutor, middlemannoun

    the performer in the middle of a minstrel line who engages the others in talk

  2. interlocutor, conversational partnernoun

    a person who takes part in a conversation

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Interlocutornoun

    Dialogist; one that talks with another.

    Etymology: inter and loquor, Latin.

    Some morose readers shall find fault with my having made the interlocutors compliment with one another. Boyle.


  1. interlocutor

    An interlocutor is a person who is involved in a conversation or dialogue, often acting as a participant in a discussion or a mediator between two sides. It can also refer to a questioner in a structured or formal conversation, like an interview.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Interlocutornoun

    one who takes part in dialogue or conversation; a talker, interpreter, or questioner

  2. Interlocutornoun

    an interlocutory judgment or sentence

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. interlocuteur.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of interlocutor in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of interlocutor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of interlocutor in a Sentence

  1. Bernardino Leon:

    A government of national accord can be the only interlocutor through which the growing threat of (Islamic State) and its affiliate groups can be effectively tackled, spoilers should be held accountable, as they bear the responsibility of hindering the political agreement.

  2. Tony Badran:

    The ceasefire invites Russia to be an interlocutor on matters of national security on two important U.S. allies – Israel and Jordan – even as Russia is allied directly with Iran in Syria.

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