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funambulist

[ fyoo-nam-byuh-list ]
/ fyuˈnæm byə lɪst /
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noun
a tightrope walker.
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Origin of funambulist

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

OTHER WORDS FROM funambulist

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

funambulist
/ (fjuːˈnæmbjʊlɪst) /

noun
a tightrope walker

Derived forms of funambulist

funambulism, noun

Word Origin for funambulist

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