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Fashion and religion are natural interlocutors: Both are systems of visual and metaphoric communication, born of our desire to transcend the quotidian and find larger meaning within a community.
The movie is structured as a quizzical dialogue — complete with cue cards — between Jack and a sardonic interlocutor named Verge (Bruno Ganz).
The Palestinians are talking about a day of rage, violent, mass protests and the PLO won't even talk to the U.S. anymore as an interlocutor in terms of the Middle East.
As the dickering continued through the spring of 2016, wildly differing figures were thrown around as the cast of interlocutors grew to include Soleimani and other senior Iranian officials.
After two months of listening to Kossola’s tales, his interlocutor asked to take his picture.
This time, though, the two interlocutors are Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) and her creator, Arnold (Jeffrey Wright), taking place before the opening of the park, when hosts were still a dream just made reality.
As my colleague Karen DeYoung reported, Macron's visit follows months of negotiations between French, German and British officials and American interlocutors in the State Department.
Since Ortega never took the stand, all the jury had were second- and third-party interlocutors offering their best guesses on Ortega’s state of mind — often citing contradictory information.
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Did You Know?
Interlocutor derives from the Latin interloqui, meaning "to speak between" or "to issue an interlocutory decree." (An interlocutory decree is a court judgment that comes in the middle of a case and is not decisive.) Interloqui, in turn, ultimately comes from the words inter-, "between," and loqui, "to speak." Some other words that English borrowed from loqui are loquacious ("talkative"), circumlocution (essentially, "talking around a subject"), ventriloquism ("talking in such a way that one's voice seems to come from someone or something else"), eloquent ("capable of fluent or vivid speech"), and grandiloquence ("extravagant or pompous speech").
INTERLOCUTOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of interlocutor for English Language Learners
: a person who is having a conversation with you
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