illusionist

[ih-loo-zhuh-nist]
noun
1.
a conjurer or magician who creates illusions, as by sleight of hand.
2.
an adherent of illusionism.

Origin:
1835–45; illusion + -ist

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illusionist (ɪˈluːʒənɪst)
 
n
1.  a person given to illusions; visionary; dreamer
2.  philosophy a person who believes in illusionism
3.  an artist who practises illusionism
4.  a conjuror; magician
 
illusion'istic
 
adj

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illusionist
"conjurer, magic act performer," 1850, from illusion + -ist.
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Example sentences
We see them as the creator of maya himself, that great ironic illusionist, would see us.
Master illusionist's handbook for amateurs and beginners.
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