Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One to whom something, such as a literary work, is dedicated.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Someone to whom something is dedicated

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One to whom a thing is dedicated; -- correlative to dedicator.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One to whom a thing is dedicated.

Etymologies

dedicate +‎ -ee (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It is when one discovers that the dedicatee was a Manxman, and that the words are Manx for

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XVIII No 2

  • "As dedicatee of Brahms's Violin Concerto, Joachim is the name that every violinist first encounters when he opens that score," Mr. Hope observed.

    Inspired by Joseph Joachim

  • He justifies his decision to not name his children as his greatest achievement by saying they're not solely his and thereby avoids missing a prime opportunity to snap yet another posterity-photo of himself and his luminous crew, and instead responds that his greatest achievement is "being the dedicatee of books by Salman Rushdie and Martin Amis, and poems by James Fenton and Robert Conquest."

    Ashley Rindsberg: On Hitchens

  • Another composer, Julian Anderson, is the dedicatee.

    Die Walküre; Siegfried; BBC Proms 23, 26 & 27 – review

  • The exception is when the dedicatee is associated with the writer, or when one writer has annotated another's work.

    Bibliophilia for Beginners

  • The principal dedicatee of her book is the dowager Duchess of Cumberland, “an exceedingly pious lady, a zealous puritan who helped foster the spread of her beliefs” (id. s.v. “Margaret Clifford”).

    Shakespeare Controversies

  • Glass's violin concerto No 2, intended as an imaginative companion piece to Vivaldi's Four Seasons, was given a fine European premiere by its dedicatee, violinist Robert McDuffie, who mesmerised us with his memory in this 40-minute work, as much as his effortless virtuosity.

    LPO/Alsop; Varèse 360°

  • At most nuns 'churches there appears to have been more than one altar, most with more than one dedicatee.

    Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany

  • The title refers to Lola Montès, the final movie by Max Ophuls, the film's dedicatee, and to Dietrich's Lola in The Blue Angel.

    Lola

  • A midwife probably the dedicatee of this roughly hewn funerary relief crouches on a low stool before a laboring woman, who is naked and gripping tightly to the armrests of a birthing chair, her upper torso supported by another woman standing behind her.

    Caesars’ Wives

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  • Or like something you're supposed to do in golf.

    April 22, 2009

  • Mouthfeel! Like a fairy tapdancing on your tongue!

    April 21, 2009

  • 'As to the dedicatee of the book, he went on to win a large amount of money on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Funny old world, isn't it?' Ian Rankin.

    April 21, 2009