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illusionist

[ih-loo-zhuh-nist] /ɪˈlu ʒə nɪst/
noun
1.
a conjurer or magician who creates illusions, as by sleight of hand.
2.
an adherent of illusionism.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; illusion + -ist
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British Dictionary definitions for illusionists

illusionist

/ɪˈluːʒənɪst/
noun
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
Derived Forms
illusionistic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for illusionists
illusionist
"conjurer, magic act performer," 1850, from illusion + -ist.
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