conjurer

noun
con·​jur·​er | \ˈkän-jər-ər, ˈkən-\
variants: or conjuror

Definition of conjurer 

1 : one that practices magic arts : wizard

2 : one that performs feats of sleight of hand and illusion : magician, juggler

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Examples of conjurer in a Sentence

in the book the conjurer battles a barbarian swordsman a conjurer in Las Vegas who must make audiences believe in the impossible eight shows a week

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Pictured here is her daughter, also named Marie, who also worked as a conjurer when her mother passed. Scott Heller, New York Times, "Sightseeing for History (With a Few Selfies Along the Way)," 6 July 2018 Faena sees himself not as a real estate developer but as a conjurer of utopias, and Tierra Santa is clearly his most personal creation. Christopher Bagley, Condé Nast Traveler, "Alan Faena Creates La Vie Bohème in José Ignacio, Uruguay," 18 June 2018 North is a natural actor and a conjurer of illusion. Olivia B. Waxman, Time, "Oliver North Will Be the Next President of the NRA. Here's What to Know About the Arms Deal That Made Him Famous," 7 May 2018 The two writers took the long way home, stopping to talk with conjurers, tramps, convicts, and backwoods preachers all over the South. Casey N. Cep, The New Yorker, "Zora Neale Hurston’s Story of a Former Slave Finally Comes to Print," 7 May 2018 Today, the good doctor, a six-time Grammy winner, is one of the most recognizable faces, and voices, of New Orleans, the conjurer of a musical mystique that continues to capture the imagination. Mike Scott, NOLA.com, "Just what the (voodoo) doctor ordered: Or, how Mac Rebennack become Dr. John," 5 May 2018 There’s the Age of Randy, the kid who loves Santa as a conjurer of loot, and measures the success of the holiday by volume, a good bit of it destined to be forgotten under a bed by Valentine’s Day. Patt Morrison, latimes.com, "How to deal with the presence of presents? It's truly a gift," 3 Nov. 2017 In the spirit of the play's magical protagonist Prospero, Portland historical conjurer Danny Schreiber performs card, coin and fire tricks in the show. Lee Williams, OregonLive.com, "Catch these 5 outdoor Shakespeare shows in the Portland area this summer," 23 June 2017

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First Known Use of conjurer

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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conjurer

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English Language Learners Definition of conjurer

: a person who performs magic tricks

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