ded·​i·​ca·​tee | \ ˌde-di-kə-ˈtē How to pronounce dedicatee (audio) \

Definition of dedicatee

: one to whom a thing is dedicated

Examples of dedicatee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The great Russian cellist was, of course, the work’s dedicatee and chief proponent, and every soloist who came after him is faced with the task of recreating it in his or her own interpretive image. John Von Rhein,, "Riccardo Muti and Yo-Yo Ma turn up the heat in an all-Russian program," 15 June 2018 His colossal third piano concerto offers such enormous challenges that its dedicatee, Josef Hofmann, never ventured to perform it. Anthony Barcellos, sacbee, "Russian classics take the stage at Community Center Theatre in Sacramento | The Sacramento Bee," 18 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of dedicatee

circa 1770, in the meaning defined above

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“Dedicatee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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