funambulist

[ fyoo-nam-byuh-list ]
/ fyuˈnæm byə lɪst /

noun

a tightrope walker.

Origin of funambulist

1785–95; < Latin fūnambul(us) ropedancer + -ist

Related forms

fu·nam·bu·lism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for funambulist

funambulist

/ (fjuːˈnæmbjʊlɪst) /

noun

a tightrope walker

Derived Forms

funambulism, noun

Word Origin for funambulist

C18: from Latin fūnambulus rope dancer, from fūnis rope + ambulāre to walk
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