ae·​ri·​al·​ist | \ ˈer-ē-ə-list How to pronounce aerialist (audio) , ā-ˈir- \

Definition of aerialist

: one who performs feats in the air or above the ground especially on the trapeze

Examples of aerialist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Anne Miller is flying high as founder, creative director and aerialist in her own modern circus space. Rae Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 27 June 2022 At the official dance party of Portland’s pride festival, dance the night away with DJ Deanne, delight in LED and aerialist performances and get decorated with Zari Art body paint. oregonlive, 10 June 2022 Attractions include food trucks, vendors, kids’ zone and performances by Lady K and aerialist Courtney Coleman. al, 10 June 2022 An electrical engineer turned aerialist, Boenish left his job behind to pursue skydiving and aerial cinematography full-time. Tim Sohn, Outside Online, 22 May 2015 The aerialist, who was killed during a BASE-jumping incident on May 16, was not one to skirt the potentially deadly consequences of his chosen lifestyle. The Editors, Outside Online, 18 May 2015 World-class circus artists abound elsewhere, including the Cirque du Soleil veteran Marjorie Nantel, a superb aerialist whose contortions here can be seen up close. Chris Jones,, 28 Feb. 2022 Toward the end of the night, an aerialist was literally swinging from the chandeliers. Vogue, 13 Feb. 2022 The collection’s debut took on a music video-like energy with a trio of dancers moving to choreography by Ebony Williams supercut with aerialist Roxie Valdez. Olive Leatherwood, Vogue, 14 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of aerialist

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aerialist

aerial entry 1 + -ist entry 1

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7 Jul 2022

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“Aerialist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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