Interview - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɪntərvjuː|  American pronunciation of the word interview
Brit.  |ˈɪntəvjuː|  British pronunciation of the word interview


- the questioning of a person (or a conversation in which information is elicited); often conducted by journalists
my interviews with teenagers revealed a weakening of religious bonds
- a conference (usually with someone important) (syn: audience, consultation)


- conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting (syn: question)
- discuss formally with (somebody) for the purpose of an evaluation
We interviewed the job candidates
- go for an interview in the hope of being hired
The job candidate interviewed everywhere

Extra examples

The company is holding interviews for several new jobs.

The interview will be shown on tonight's news.

This library has a large collection of his interviews.

He is a very entertaining interviewer.

She's always been known as one of Hollywood's best interviews.

Our colleague has already interviewed this film director.

We interviewed the job candidates.

She always interviews extremely well.

He desperately needed a job, so he interviewed everywhere.

He has an interview next Thursday for a job on the Los Angeles Times.

I got a letter asking me to go for an interview the next day.

Remember to take the phone off the hook while you are conducting the interview.

I've got another job interview tomorrow.

Elton John gave an interview to Barbara Walters (=he answered her questions).

We're interviewing six candidates for the job.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: interview
he/she/it: interviews
present participle: interviewing
past tense: interviewed
past participle: interviewed
singular: interview
plural: interviews
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