Definitions

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  • n. One who converses.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who engages in conversation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who converses, or engages in conversation.

Etymologies

to converse + -er. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In a miscellaneous company, Mrs. Pryor rarely opened her lips; or, if obliged to speak, she spoke under restraint, and consequently not well; in dialogue, she was a good converser: her language, always a little formal, was well chosen; her sentiments were just; her information was varied and correct.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • Je n'ai pas de souvenir unique mais plutôt des événements marquants: avoir pu contacter et converser par e-mail avec des inconnus dont j'avais lu les travaux, avoir vu des travaux d'amis publiés en livre alors qu'ils étaient écrits initialement et après qu'ils aient existé d'abord pour le web, avoir échangé des vidéos et des photos de famille à l'autre bout du monde en quelques secondes.

    Entretiens / Interviews / Entrevistas

  • In society he was a converser of extraordinary brilliancy.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 49, November, 1861

  • Always remember that to be a good converser you must be a good listener.

    Letters to a Daughter and A Little Sermon to School Girls

  • The culture of the voice is one of the most important elements in making a pleasant converser.

    Letters to a Daughter and A Little Sermon to School Girls

  • But beyond this she was the pleasantest converser of all the ladies of the day.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 43, May, 1861 Creator

  • On the whole, with the exception of Doctor Holmes, I think I should call Professor Park the best converser -- at least among eminent _men_ -- whom I have ever met.

    McClure's Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 2, January, 1896

  • Conversation is essentially reciprocal, and when a good converser flings out his ball of thought he knows just how the ball should come back to him, and feels balked and defrauded if his partner is not even watching to catch it, much less showing any intention of tossing it back on precisely the right curve.

    Conversation What to Say and How to Say it

  • The moment a good talker is aware of having broken into the speech of his converser, he forestalls interruption by waiting to hear what was about to be said.

    Conversation What to Say and How to Say it

  • She was perhaps only a little less irritating than the man who became so unconscious in the habit of inattention that on one occasion his converser had scarcely finished when he began abstractedly: "Yes, very odd, very odd," and told the identical anecdote all over again.

    Conversation What to Say and How to Say it

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