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[trik-uh-ree] /ˈtrɪk ə ri/
noun, plural trickeries.
the use or practice of tricks or stratagems to deceive; artifice; deception.
a trick used to deceive.
Origin of trickery
1790-1800; trick + -ery
1. See deceit. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • However, the ongoing collision of marketing and social networks doesn't necessarily have to involve trickery or deception.
  • There is a fine line in bridge between ingenious deception and unethical trickery.
  • Look at the table too, and satisfy yourselves there is no trickery.
  • It is a question neither of principles, nor of liberty, but of trickery and intrigue.
  • The trickery usually buys the metalmark moth time for a safe escape.
  • Flowering plants depend on everything from mammals to trickery in order to get pollinated.
  • You'll also witness the ingenuity, skill, and trickery used to overcome such challenges.
  • But not all trickery actually works, especially in baseball.
  • Music, myth, trickery and water all create a fantastical realm.
  • However, such a happy little arrangement does not come without its dangers in the form of trickery.
British Dictionary definitions for trickery


noun (pl) -eries
the practice or an instance of using tricks: he obtained the money by trickery
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for trickery

1800, from trick (v.) + -ery.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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