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 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, "REVIEW: 'Here We Are,' by Graham Swift," 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, "An Evil Doctor Who Casts a Spell on Subjects and Viewers Alike," 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, "The Amazing Poster Art From the “Golden Age” of Magic," 4 Mar. 2020 On the other hand, the law is the conjurer of a delusion. Adam Tooze, The New York Review of Books, "How ‘Big Law’ Makes Big Money," 28 Jan. 2020 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,, "Food News: new cafes, a healthy food pop-up, and more," 11 June 2019

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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 24 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of conjurer

: a person who performs magic tricks

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