men·​tal·​ist | \ ˈmen-tə-list How to pronounce mentalist (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Major, who grew up in Woodbine, makes his living as a mentalist and mind reader. Mary Grace Keller,, "Mentalist Max Major, a South Carroll High graduate, to compete on ‘America’s Got Talent’ live show," 16 Aug. 2020 Brett Barry, a 55-year-old Phoenix mentalist, needs a negative COVID-19 test result in order to get a tooth implant from his dentist. Rachel Leingang, The Arizona Republic, "Delayed COVID-19 test results have a 'cascade effect' on public health response," 7 July 2020 Your options are: the magicians, who are masters of illusion; the mentalists, who spin a web of gripping mind games; or the scientists, who are creating cutting-edge technology. Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg, WSJ, "Which Stephen King Novels Are You Most Likely to Like? A New App Will Tell You," 12 June 2018 The tricks that mentalists perform, including mind-reading, don't really vary that much from performer to performer. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Derren Brown: Secret': Theater Review," 16 Sep. 2019 One of the world’s most famous mentalists and illusionists, his show combines magic with the psychology and the power of intuition to create the impression that nothing is impossible. Luann Gibbs,, "Things to do in Cincinnati this week: Jan. 21-26," 21 Jan. 2020 In addition to Blaque, boy group Collabro, singer Puddles Pity Party, mentalist Oz Pearlman, singer Luke Islam and escape artist Spencer Horsman all were all cut from the competition. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, "'AGT: The Champions': Simon Cowell steals Howie Mandel's Golden Buzzer, dangerous act stopped," 15 Jan. 2020 Meanwhile, Brescia president and mentalist Massimo Cellino publicly set a €300m price tag for the midfielder., "Transfer Rumours: Man Utd Watch Tonali, AC Milan for Lovren, Barça 'Like' Bernardeschi," 31 Oct. 2019 Nightmare Alley, which was previously made into a film in 1947 with actor Tyrone Power, is the story of a carnival worker who becomes a con man mentalist. Nick Romano,, "Cate Blanchett to join Bradley Cooper in Guillermo del Toro's Nightmare Alley," 2 Aug. 2019

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1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Mentalist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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men·​tal·​ist | \ ˈment-ᵊl-əst How to pronounce mentalist (audio) \

Medical Definition of mentalist

: an adherent or advocate of a mentalistic school of psychology or psychiatry

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