conjurer

noun
con·​jur·​er | \ ˈkän-jər-ər How to pronounce conjurer (audio) , 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
Recent Examples on the Web The child of professors, Kwong swerved toward magic as a Harvard undergrad after attending a talk by the legendary conjurer Ricky Jay. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "Holiday Magic: Fooled and Fooled and Fooled Again," 6 Dec. 2019 South African–born, Los Angeles–based Henrik Purienne, better known on Instagram and by the host of brands who commission work from him simply as Purienne, is less a mere photographer than a conjurer of worlds. Corey Seymour, Vogue, "“A Good-Looking Chaos”: Photographer Purienne on His Breathtaking New Book, Jeux de Peau," 6 Nov. 2019 The show emphasized Saar as a sort of political conjurer, endowing the everyday totems of subjugation with the vibrations of liberation. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, "MOMA’s Heady Introduction to Betye Saar, “The Conscience of the Art World”," 24 Oct. 2019 Evans developed a national reputation as a seafood conjurer at The Optimist in Atlanta. Birmingham Magazine, al.com, "Food News: new cafes, a healthy food pop-up, and more," 11 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of conjurer

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Conjurer.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conjurer. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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conjurer

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How to pronounce conjurer (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of conjurer

: a person who performs magic tricks

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