Definition of illusionist in English:


Line breaks: il¦lu¦sion|ist
Pronunciation: /ɪˈl(j)uːʒ(ə)nɪst


  • A person who performs tricks that deceive the eye; a magician: [as modifier]: illusionist techniques
    More example sentences
    • Yes, the communists are presented as magicians and illusionists, but they are also ‘people whose hold on reality was absolute’.
    • A free festival circus will be in the park where acrobats, clowns, fire eaters, illusionists, jugglers and stilt walkers will entertain the crowds.
    • Headed up by choreographer Moses Pendleton, this troupe of dancing illusionists and contortionists have been known to mesmerize.

More definitions of illusionist

Definition of illusionist in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tortie
Pronunciation: ˈtɔːtiː
a tortoiseshell cat