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conversationalist

[ kon-ver-sey-shuh-nl-ist ]
/ ˌkɒn vərˈseɪ ʃə nl ɪst /
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noun

a person who enjoys and contributes to good conversation; an interesting person in conversation.

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Origin of conversationalist

First recorded in 1830–40; conversational + -ist
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British Dictionary definitions for conversationalist

conversationalist

conversationist

/ (ˌkɒnvəˈseɪʃənəlɪst) /

noun

a person who enjoys or excels in conversation
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