illusionist

noun il·lu·sion·ist \ i-ˈlüzh-nist , -ˈlü-zhə- \
Updated on: 10 Apr 2018

Definition of illusionist

: a person who produces illusory effects: such as
a : one (such as an artist) whose work is marked by illusionism
b : a sleight-of-hand performer or a magician

illusionistic

play \i-ˌlü-zhə-ˈni-stik\ adjective

illusionistically

play \i-ˌlü-zhə-ˈni-sti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of illusionist in a Sentence

  1. tried to figure out how the illusionist made his assistant disappear from the stage

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First Known Use of illusionist

1850

illusionist Synonyms


ILLUSIONIST Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of illusionist for English Language Learners

  • : an entertainer who performs magic tricks



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