[ fyoo-nam-byuh-list ]
/ fyuˈnæm byə lɪst /
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a tightrope walker.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Origin of funambulist
1785–95; <Latin fūnambul(us) ropedancer + -ist
OTHER WORDS FROM funambulistfu·nam·bu·lism, noun
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It rounds out completely our impression of watching the most expert funambulist in English letters.Shelburne Essays, Third Series|Paul Elmer More
British Dictionary definitions for funambulist
/ (fjuːˈnæmbjʊlɪst) /
a tightrope walker
Derived forms of funambulistfunambulism, noun
Word Origin for funambulist
C18: from Latin fūnambulus rope dancer, from fūnis rope + ambulāre to walk
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