One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who takes part in a conversation.
- ‘The pairs of collocutors will be from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia and Macedonia.’
- ‘This idea was warmly received by the collocutors, who offered their assistance in its realization.’
- ‘The collocutors admitted that the construction of the Iran-Armenia gas pipeline was an urgent programme.’
- ‘Albanians, our collocutor emphasizes, are doing all of this deliberately and in coordination with each other.’
- ‘A five-minute daily program featuring three collocutors responding to the same questions in the course of the week.’
Mid 16th century: from late Latin, from collocut- ‘conversed’, from the verb colloqui.
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