jug·​gler | \ ˈjə-g(ə-)lər How to pronounce juggler (audio) \

Definition of juggler

1a : one skilled in keeping several objects in motion in the air at the same time by alternately tossing and catching them
b : one who performs tricks or acts of magic or deftness
2 : one who manipulates especially in order to achieve a desired end

Examples of juggler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The offerings are a juggler, magician, bubble show, Disney characters, craft station to color mini-pumpkins and carnival games. Chuck Fieldman, chicagotribune.com, "Park District’s Autumn Fest will include social distancing," 20 Aug. 2020 Here, the grandmother of six practices one of her signature routines: shooting a balloon balanced on a stick held in the mouth of her husband, Victor -- a professional juggler. Robert Kuznia, CNN, "Las Vegas entertainers fear dire straits as weeks of unemployment turn to months," 13 Aug. 2020 From inflatable dinosaur costumes to jugglers, Liz Koto and her family have seen it all from their doorstep — and captured it with a doorbell cam to share with the masses. Meredith Spelbring, Detroit Free Press, "Family makes neighborhood walks 'sillier' with Monty Python-themed challenge," 27 Apr. 2020 Its act — clowns, jugglers, snake charmers — has a tired feel, and performers complain about a lack of investment. Declan Walsh, New York Times, "Egypt’s Female Lion Tamers Show the Men How to Do It," 29 Mar. 2020 The best jugglers can control all those variables with impressive consistency. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Scientists ponder how jugglers seem to defy limits to human reaction times," 8 Apr. 2020 In essence, Cirque has taken traditional circus acts and given them a holiday-style presentation, including rollerbladers, aerialists, an aerial-straps duo, a block juggler, tumblers, diabolo wranglers and hoop divers. Chris Jones, chicagotribune.com, "Review: ‘Twas the Night Before’ has that Cirque du Soleil dazzle but not yet a holiday heart," 2 Dec. 2019 There was cattle roping, horses, sheep, jugglers and more. Scott Bell, Dallas News, "Winter Classic notebook: NHL attendance history, Corey Perry’s ejection and more from Stars-Predators," 1 Jan. 2020 Brink noted that the strolling jugglers and performers of the 9th Avenue Street Circus attracted a lot of attention, as did the ice carver. cleveland, "Sunshine brightens this year’s Rocky River Holiday Walk," 10 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of juggler

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

History and Etymology for juggler

Middle English jogelour minstrel, magician, from Anglo-French jugleur, jogolur, from Latin joculator, from joculari

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“Juggler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/juggler. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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