ma·​gi·​cian | \ mə-ˈji-shən How to pronounce magician (audio) \

Definition of magician

1 : one skilled in magic especially : sorcerer
2 : one who performs tricks of illusion and sleight of hand

Examples of magician in a Sentence

The magician pulled a rabbit out of a hat. She is a magician on the basketball court.
Recent Examples on the Web Our favorite blue magician is at the heart of the new Disney+ special, starring alongside Pepe the King Prawn, as the dynamic duo take on the Great MacGuffin challenge and survive an overnight stay in the Haunted Mansion. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 19 Oct. 2021 Others thought the magician was soliciting Congress’ participation in a witch trial. Bryan Greene, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 Oct. 2021 American Coney Island owners Grace Keros and Christos Sotiropoulos say the special coney is their way of honoring the legendary magician. Sue Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 20 Oct. 2021 The magician is running around after Peter to get the cube that Spidey is holding in the scene above. Chris Smith, BGR, 27 Sep. 2021 Tavella is the third magician to ever win the series and. Chloe Melas, CNN, 16 Sep. 2021 Tavella becomes the third magician to take the crown, following Season 9 winner Mat Franco and Season 13 winner Shin Lim. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, 16 Sep. 2021 On to the magician's club to catch the final performance of Magnar the Magnificent! Sara Netzley,, 10 Sep. 2021 Bo Nix didn’t need to be a magician for Auburn to win. Joseph Goodman |, al, 30 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of magician

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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26 Dec 2021

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“Magician.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of magician

: a person who has the power to make impossible things happen : sorcerer
: a performer who does tricks that seem to be impossible
: a person who has amazing skills


ma·​gi·​cian | \ mə-ˈji-shən How to pronounce magician (audio) \

Kids Definition of magician

: a person skilled in performing tricks or illusions

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