com·​mu·​ni·​cat·​or kə-ˈmyü-nə-ˌkā-tər How to pronounce communicator (audio)
: one that communicates something
Nor was Stroheim alone during the twenties in exploring the possibilities of the camera as communicator rather than manipulator.James Monaco
especially : a person who conveys information or knowledge to others
A true leader needs to be a good communicator.
Bluetooth is named for a 10th-century Danish king, Harald Bluetooth, a great communicator who united warring factions. Jessie Milligan
She tells me I'm a poor communicator, that I give out ambivalent signals. Blake Morrison
A patient representative is a listener, a communicator, and a catalyst for change from within the system. Barbara M. Swanson

Examples of communicator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web New research indicates that children who are exposed to more than one language become better communicators. Los Angeles Times, 14 Sep. 2023 Such weather risk communicators, as they’re known, assist in minimizing shutdown times. Philip Sherburne, Pitchfork, 13 Sep. 2023 The Sun and cosmic communicator Mercury are syncing up at the same degree in your expansive 9th house, empowering you to reach outside of your usual limitations -- particularly with education or travel. Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 6 Sep. 2023 And because of Throne’s background as a starter in the Big Ten, Brown has seen a quarterback that is an effective communicator. Matt Cohen |, al, 11 Aug. 2023 Effective communicators strive to capture the feeling because people are more likely to listen and think if the communicator gets the feeling right. Tom Yulsman, Discover Magazine, 31 July 2023 Hall and Cash — joined at the meeting by her husband, Josh Hall, and 12-year-old daughter Taylor — visits the pet communicator to try to uncover why the dog — who Christina got as a puppy in 2017 — has been experiencing behavioral problems. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 5 July 2023 Chatter is encouraged while Mercury tours your 3rd House of Friendships, but that conversational energy gets upended as the cosmic communicator squares off Saturn in your subconscious sector. Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 15 June 2023 Like all populists, Khan is an effective communicator who taps into his followers’ rage and sense of dispossession. Husain Haqqani, Foreign Affairs, 12 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1550, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of communicator was in 1550

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“Communicator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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