in·​ter·​view·​ee | \ ˌin-tər-(ˌ)vyü-ˈē How to pronounce interviewee (audio) \

Definition of interviewee

: one who is interviewed

Examples of interviewee in a Sentence

He asked the interviewee some very personal questions.

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Their signs carry homophobic slurs (although several interviewees say that Rogers wasn’t gay) and other repugnant messages. Peter Keough,, "‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ is an invitation not to be passed up," 31 May 2018 Several interviewees, including Ahmed Kathrada and Winnie Mandela, died before the film was completed. Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The State Against Mandela and the Others': Film Review | Cannes 2018," 14 May 2018 One woman interviewee in the book, 27-year-old Eshani, describes her father's dissatisfaction with every achievement — 89 percent in an exams? Vidhi Doshi, Washington Post, "Why India’s modern women say it’s a ‘burden’ to be female," 12 Mar. 2018 This helps ensure the information is correct because transcripts can be sent to interviewees for fact-checking. The Seattle Times, "Create an oral history to share your family’s experience," 23 Oct. 2018 Bosch keeps swinging back to Petitet and others via talking heads of a range of interviewee participants who offer a kind of running commentary on the developing story. Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Petitet': Film Review," 11 July 2018 The actual subjects of American Animals appear in the film as interviewees, and they’re introduced in a visual format that resembles a traditional documentary, centered in the frame and speaking directly to the camera. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Movies are blurring fact and fiction on purpose. What does that do to the audience?," 30 May 2018 Payment raises response rates, and some surveys offer more money for the most reluctant interviewees. The Economist, "Plunging response rates to household surveys worry policymakers," 24 May 2018 No doubt a certain pall hangs over the film, perhaps inevitable with the subject, and aided by the cathartic candor of most interviewees. Graham Ambrose,, "Darkness and light in Whitney Houston documentary," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of interviewee

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of interviewee was in 1884

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