Definition of sword swallower in English:

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sword swallower

Pronunciation: /sô(ə)rd ˈswäləwər/ /ˈswôləwər/


A person who passes (or pretends to pass) a sword blade down the throat and gullet as entertainment.
Example sentences
  • But I really have a thing for sword-swallowers and fire-eaters.
  • Celebrating day's end are sword-swallowers, trained dogs and cats, aerial artists, minstrels, fortune-tellers and bagpipers.
  • The demons would throw the small cascades of fire back and forth between their hands, before finally guiding it down their throats with the agility of sword-swallowers.

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Syllabification: sword swal·low·er

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