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

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 There have long been traditions of older people who went to church and then went to see a conjurer or the Obeah man (people who know how to work spirits) and didn’t sit around and think ‘does this contradict Christianity?’ says Coleman. Meagan Jordan, Rolling Stone, 17 Apr. 2022 Long ago, in the groovy haze of time, the master conjurer Ricky Jay attended a party at the Las Vegas estate of the extravagant entertainers Siegfried and Roy. New York Times, 19 Oct. 2021 While Gabriel García Márquez, that conjurer of literary magic, lay dying, a freshly deceased bird was discovered precisely at the spot on the sofa where the Nobel Prize winner always sat in his Mexico City home. Washington Post, 16 July 2021 His dog was more than a conjurer of great anecdotes, though., 15 Aug. 2021 As these examples show, Smil is a conjurer with numbers. Washington Post, 12 Mar. 2021 With a conjurer’s legerdemain, Swift slides Jack into the shadows and pushes Ronnie into the spotlight. Malcolm Forbes Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 18 Sep. 2020 It has been suggested that as a conjurer of mental images, Mabuse was a sort of alter ego for the domineering director. J. Hoberman, New York Times, 6 May 2020 Born in New York in 1861, Robinson modeled his persona after Ching Ling Foo, a conjurer who did in fact hail from China. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Mar. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of conjurer

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Conjurer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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