[ in-ter-lok-yuh-ter ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈlɒk yə tər /


a person who takes part in a conversation or dialogue.
the man in the middle of the line of performers in a minstrel troupe, who acts as the announcer and banters with the end men.
a person who questions; interrogator.

Nearby words

  1. interlobular vein of liver,
  2. interlock,
  3. interlocking directorate,
  4. interlocking directorates,
  5. interlocution,
  6. interlocutory,
  7. interlope,
  8. interloper,
  9. interlude,
  10. interlunar

Origin of interlocutor

1505–15; < Latin interlocū-, variant stem of interloquī to speak between (inter- inter- + loquī to speak) + -tor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for interlocutor

British Dictionary definitions for interlocutor


/ (ˌɪntəˈlɒkjʊtə) /


a person who takes part in a conversation
Also called: middleman the man in the centre of a troupe of minstrels who engages the others in talk or acts as announcer
Scots law a decree by a judge
Derived Formsinterlocutress, interlocutrice or interlocutrix, fem n

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