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

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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.
Recent Examples on the Web Like a kitchen magician, Nardia turns those basic meals into much more. Michelle Matthews |, al, "How this mom adds creativity to her kids’ school lunches," 10 Nov. 2020 Then there is Ronnie—stage name Pablo—a brilliant and enigmatic magician who became friends with Jack when the two of them were doing their military service. Brooke Allen, WSJ, "‘Here We Are’ Review: Vanishing Act," 1 Oct. 2020 Before the injury, Milton was a magician with the football in his hands. Mike Bianchi,, "McKenzie Milton loves UCF so much, he’s leaving for the good of the program | Commentary," 3 Dec. 2020 The world-famous magician died on Halloween in 1926. Scott Luxor,, "There’s no disappearing act for South Florida magicians during COVID-19," 4 Dec. 2020 Weren’t no big thing at all to give away a $40 watch one week, and an elaborate magician’s apparatus on another, and send your expense form off to accounting. Washington Post, "Style Conversational Week 1413: Our new not-so-big top -- the Clowning Achievement trophy," 3 Dec. 2020 There is an Argentinian magician called Adrian LaCroix who is doing really amazing things, including an incredible trick with rising cards. Chris Jones,, "Magician Teller will do ‘Chicago Shakesfear,' but even he can’t make live magic reappear," 27 Oct. 2020 This engrossing documentary starts out as the story of a dying magician's final tour, but evolves into a genuinely bizarre journey as the filmmaker starts to find it more and more difficult to tell what's real and what's just an illusion. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "The Best Hulu Documentaries to Watch Now," 26 Nov. 2020 With the ball at his feet, little Diego was a magician. Liz Clarke, Washington Post, "Diego Maradona, inscrutable soccer star and Argentine legend, dies at 60," 25 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of magician

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Jan 2021

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“Magician.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce magician (audio) \

Kids Definition of magician

: a person skilled in performing tricks or illusions

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