es·​cap·​ol·​o·​gy | \ i-ˌskā-ˈpä-lə-jē How to pronounce escapology (audio) , ˌe-(ˌ)skā- \

Definition of escapology

: the art or practice of escaping

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Other Words from escapology

escapologist \ i-​ˌskā-​ˈpä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce escapology (audio) , ˌe-​(ˌ)skā-​ \ noun

Examples of escapology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Escapology, an entertainment retailer, plans to open a 7,070-square-foot location, while Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory will take 1,366 square feet. Paul Owers,, 28 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of escapology

1939, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of escapology was in 1939

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“Escapology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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