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funambulist

[fyoo-nam-byuh-list] /fyuˈnæm byə lɪst/
noun
1.
a tightrope walker.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; < Latin fūnambul(us) ropedancer + -ist
Related forms
funambulism, noun
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funambulist

/fjuːˈnæmbjʊlɪst/
noun
1.
a tightrope walker
Derived Forms
funambulism, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Latin fūnambulus rope dancer, from fūnis rope + ambulāre to walk
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Word Origin and History for funambulist
n.

"rope-walker," 1793, coined from Latin funis "rope" + ambulare "to walk" (see amble (v.)).

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