Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Philosophy An adherent of the doctrine of illusionism.
  • n. An artist whose work is marked by illusionism.
  • n. A magician or ventriloquist.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who works with illusion or sleight of hand.
  • n. One who deceives by magical or mystical means.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One given to illusion; a visionary dreamer.
  • n. A magician or conjurer who produces illusions by sleight of hand; a prestidigitator.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who is subject to illusion; one who trusts in illusions.
  • n. One who produces illusions for deception or entertainment; specifically, a sleight-of-hand performer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience
  • n. a person with unusual powers of foresight

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Examples

  • According to recent reports, the illusionist is engaged to wed French model Alizee Guinochet after reportedly proposing marriage to the beauty on his 36th birthday on April 4.

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  • I openly acknowledge that the illusionist is trying to fool me, the question is, how well did he do?

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  • Do they still call them magicians, or is the correct term illusionist?

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  • The "illusionist" will try to stay there for 60 hours.

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  • This is particularly damaging since it is a movie about a magician or "illusionist" so that when fantastical or hard-to-explain feats occur on screen the audience can easily see it is due to the the film director's "magic" abilities and not the character's purported magic abilities.

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  • Roman style was evolved both in painting and sculpture, the salient features of which he characterizes as impressionist or "illusionist".

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

  • The imitative or "illusionist" picture pleads its case most plausibly.

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  • One of his close political allies tells me he's confident that the public might warm to "solid, reliable Gordon" as opposed to the "illusionist" and

    New Statesman

  • Because I design my own space, I call myself an 'illusionist' painter rather than a 'realist'.

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  • Looks like David Copperfield the "illusionist" best known for his needs to be hired to solve this mystery.

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