ma·​gi·​cian | \mə-ˈji-shən \

Definition of magician 

1 : one skilled in magic especially : sorcerer

2 : one who performs tricks of illusion and sleight of hand

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Examples of magician in a Sentence

The magician pulled a rabbit out of a hat. She is a magician on the basketball court.

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More than 750 magicians are expected to attend and the 3-day convention at the Wyndham Orlando Resort Hotel at 8001 International Drive. Todd Stewart,, "Magicians to descend on Orlando," 2 July 2018 Here is the dish on this local eatery, which marks its two-year anniversary from noon-8 p.m. May 27 with a celebration featuring magician Nicky Jade, of Lowell, and a car show by Northwest Indiana Car Enthusiasts. Jessi Virtusio, Post-Tribune, "Vegas Cafe serves Las Vegas atmosphere, fun fare in Schererville," 7 May 2018 But few players have defined an era of football, and defined their country’s entire footballing history, quite like the Magyar magician., "World Cup Countdown: 16 Weeks to Go – Ferenc Puskás, the Galloping Major Who Led the Magical Magyars," 1 Mar. 2018 Lopes was a magician at wasting time to give Sutton a chance to towel off and cool down a bit. Houston Mitchell,, "Dodgers Dugout: Davey Lopes calls it a career," 5 Feb. 2018 And Vizquel was a defensive magician at a premium position who racked up more than 2,800 hits and 400 steals. USA TODAY, "Baseball Hall of Fame: How USA TODAY Sports voted," 23 Jan. 2018 That’s why Taylor’s whole speech (and the name of the episode) had been about magicians and sleights of hands., "Billions Season 3 Finale Recap: "The Death Zone"," 11 June 2018 Saturday and Monday Where: George Ranch Historical Park, 10215 FM 762 Details: $10-$15; SUGAR LAND David Blaine Live A performance by magician and illusionist David Blaine at Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land. Houston Chronicle, "Family Fun: Memorial Day festivals galore," 23 May 2018 He wasn’t dressed as a magician or a ’90s Nicolas Cage villain or a bunch of other takes that quickly took over the internet in meme-form. Ashley Hoffman, Time, "Tom Brady's 2018 Met Gala Outfit Supplied Endless Meme Material," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of magician

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of magician

: a person who has the power to make impossible things happen

: a performer who does tricks that seem to be impossible

: a person who has amazing skills


ma·​gi·​cian | \mə-ˈji-shən \

Kids Definition of magician

: a person skilled in performing tricks or illusions

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