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contortionist Syllabification: con·tor·tion·ist
Pronunciation: /kənˈtôrSHənəst/

Definition of contortionist in English:


An entertainer who twists and bends their body into strange and unnatural positions.
Example sentences
  • In addition to the band, he had a slew of video artists and contortionists, and some on-stage body piercing.
  • For two hours he had watched clowns and contortionists and acrobats and fliers and singers.
  • The Chinese State Circus arrives in Blackpool with a band of 30 of China's greatest performers including contortionists, gymnasts and dancers.

Words that rhyme with contortionist

abortionist, extortionist
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