con·​jur·​er ˈkän-jər-ər How to pronounce conjurer (audio)
variants or conjuror
: one that practices magic arts : wizard
: one that performs feats of sleight of hand and illusion : magician, juggler

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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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of conjurer was in the 14th century

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“Conjurer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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