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Definition of "illusionist" []

  • Philosophy An adherent of the doctrine of illusionism. (noun)
  • An artist whose work is marked by illusionism. (noun)
  • A magician or ventriloquist. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "illusionist" in a sentence
  • "According to recent reports, the illusionist is engaged to wed French model Alizee Guinochet after reportedly proposing marriage to the beauty on his 36th birthday on April 4."
  • "I openly acknowledge that the illusionist is trying to fool me, the question is, how well did he do?"
  • "Do they still call them magicians, or is the correct term illusionist?"