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.
Recent Examples on the Web One of Smith’s interviewees is the M.I.T. physicist Aron M. Bernstein, who talks about the distortions of mirrors, particularly as they’re used in telescopes. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "Review: Reflections That Sear in a Reborn ‘Fires in the Mirror’," 11 Nov. 2019 The roster of interviewees is extensive and varied., "Roy Cohn (pictured with a young Donald Trump in an undated photo) is the subject of the documentary “Where's My Roy Cohn?”," 2 Oct. 2019 Three of the four interviewees expressed support for Trump and disdain for impeachment. Brian Stelter, CNN, "'Fox & Friends' gives its most powerful viewer some post-impeachment affirmation," 19 Dec. 2019 Thompson’s real agenda, however, does not concern the interviewees. Kenneth W. Mack, Washington Post, "A black writer on individualism, identity and indifference in Trump’s America," 19 Dec. 2019 Cute little wooden animal pieces!) won over our interviewees as did the fact that a portion of sales every year will go to the National Park Service. Rachel Kaufman, Smithsonian, "The Best Board Games of 2019," 11 Dec. 2019 Many interviewees shared their frustration with us at being invisible, caricatured, or misrepresented in the Brexit debate. Nando Sigona, Quartz, "How London’s ‘Europolitan’ families feel about Brexit," 8 Dec. 2019 The series covered topics such as the death of Caylee Anthony, the Duke University lacrosse team rape allegations and the suicide of interviewee Melinda Duckett. Eric Todisco,, "Nancy Grace Joins Fox Nation Streaming Service with Crime Stories Series," 27 Nov. 2019 The global media leader announced Wednesday that nine special guests will join her on Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus tour, with a new celebrity interviewee set to take the stage for each date at arenas around the country. Joey Nolfi,, "Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, more join Oprah's 2020 tour," 20 Nov. 2019

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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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12 Jan 2020

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“Interviewee.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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: a person who is interviewed

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