mentalist

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Rodney Reyes is a magician and mentalist who performs throughout the country. The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 June 2022 Filicetti added that the goal of communicating signs discreetly isn't much different than a magician or mentalist conveying covert information. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 8 Apr. 2022 Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth, Dove Cameron and other stars are ready to have their minds read — and completely blown — during mentalist Jason Suran's upcoming virtual presentation of his show, Reconnected. Olivia Jakiel, PEOPLE.com, 19 Jan. 2022 In this remake of a 1947 film noir, Bradley Cooper plays a carnival worker who learned a mentalist's tricks and uses them to con rich folks, which works for a time. Jim Kiest, San Antonio Express-News, 3 Feb. 2022 Stan then moves to the city and becomes a nightclub mentalist, encountering more deceptive people. Tim Gray, Variety, 27 Jan. 2022 Stan is eager to learn their secrets, which reside in a book of spoken cues that clue a mentalist into what objects audience members are holding, what is engraved on them or other details. Bill Goodykoontz, Detroit Free Press, 18 Dec. 2021 Stan is eager to learn their secrets, which reside in a book of spoken cues that clue a mentalist into what objects audience members are holding, what is engraved on them or other details. Bill Goodykoontz, Detroit Free Press, 18 Dec. 2021 Stan is eager to learn their secrets, which reside in a book of spoken cues that clue a mentalist into what objects audience members are holding, what is engraved on them or other details. Bill Goodykoontz, Detroit Free Press, 18 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mentalist was in 1909

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“Mentalist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mentalist. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

mentalist

noun

men·​tal·​ist ˈment-ᵊl-əst How to pronounce mentalist (audio)
: an adherent or advocate of a mentalistic school of psychology or psychiatry

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