Illusionist
Illusionist Il*lu"sion*ist, n. 1. One given to illusion; a visionary dreamer. [1913 Webster]

2. A magician or conjurer who produces illusions by sleight of hand; a prestidigitator. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • illusionist — /i looh zheuh nist/, n. 1. a conjurer or magician who creates illusions, as by sleight of hand. 2. an adherent of illusionism. [1835 45; ILLUSION + IST] * * * …   Universalium

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