Definition of escapologist in English:

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escapologist

Pronunciation: /eskəˈpäləjəst/
/əˌskāˈpäləjəst/

noun

An entertainer specializing in escaping from the confinement of such things as ropes, handcuffs, and chains.
Example sentences
  • ‘Our clients will be able to enjoy comedy, magicians, contortionists, escapologists and music,’ he said.
  • Houdini was a publicity-wise escapologist and illusionist who made his name and a good deal of money in America.
  • Illusionist and escapologist Shahid Malik broke free from a straitjacket while suspended upside down from a burning rope.

Derivatives

escapology

Pronunciation: /əˌskāˈpäləjē/
/ˌeskəˈpäləjē/
noun
Example sentences
  • Harry Houdini may have been a poor magician, but he was a genius at escapology.
  • I have been doing conjuring and escapology in churches and schools since the 1970s.
  • There are many elements essential to successful escapology.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: es·cap·ol·o·gist

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