illusionist

[ ih-loo-zhuh-nist ]
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noun
  1. a conjurer or magician who creates illusions, as by sleight of hand.

  2. an adherent of illusionism.

Origin of illusionist

1
First recorded in 1835–45; illusion + -ist

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British Dictionary definitions for illusionist

illusionist

/ (ɪˈluːʒənɪst) /


noun
  1. a person given to illusions; visionary; dreamer

  2. philosophy a person who believes in illusionism

  1. an artist who practises illusionism

  2. a conjuror; magician

Derived forms of illusionist

  • illusionistic, adjective

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