Definition of contortionist in English:


Syllabification: con·tor·tion·ist
Pronunciation: /kənˈtôrSHənist


  • An entertainer who twists and bends their body into strange and unnatural positions.
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    • 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.

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