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

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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 This mansion in Hollywood serves as a clubhouse for magicians, with illusionists, mentalists, and more performing nightly to a crowd required to dress in vintage formal attire. Maxwell Williams, Condé Nast Traveler, "20 Best Things to Do in Los Angeles," 1 Mar. 2018 For aspiring mentalists, Spidey says practice makes perfect. Lindsay Carlton, Fox News, "Spidey, the mentalist and hypnotist, reveals the secrets of his 'magic'," 19 June 2018 Derren Brown is a mentalist, illusionist, pop philosopher and debunker of scam-artists and mediums. John Anderson, WSJ, "‘Derren Brown: Miracle’ Review: Deception on the Stage and Under the Steeple," 21 June 2018 West even had a mentalist there to charm the guests with a few tricks, and lattes and cookies with his own face on them (and an assortment of hairstyles to choose from). Emma Stefansky, Vanities, "Rick and Morty, a Mountain Cake, and Jack Dorsey: Inside Kanye West’s 41st Birthday Party," 10 June 2018 To ease a mark's mind is a mentalist's biggest magic trick. Dmitry Samarov, Chicago Reader, "Mark Toland isn't really reading our minds—is he?," 16 May 2018 During a performance by mentalist Colin Cloud, the 42-year-old former Spice Girls singer was given the chance to stab Cowell with a white knife chosen by an audience member from a selection of five blades — and Brown didn’t hesitate a second. Dave Quinn,, "WATCH: Mel B Gets Her 'Revenge' on Simon Cowell — By Stabbing Him on America's Got Talent," 30 Aug. 2017 At Terranea Resort, another nearby club, there was another wedding reception, a live band and a mentalist performing for a crowd., "Trump's presidency may be hurting his L.A.-area golf course," 21 July 2017

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1909, in the meaning defined above

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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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