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Prestidigitator   /prˌɛstɪdˈɪdʒəteɪtər/   Listen
Prestidigitator

noun
1.
Someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience.  Synonyms: conjurer, conjuror, illusionist, magician.






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"Prestidigitator" Quotes from Famous Books



... Tarrant; it's worse than the meretricious music. Why didn't she honestly send for a ballerina from Niblo's—if she wanted a young woman capering about on a platform? They don't care a fig about poor Olive's ideas; it's only because Verena has strange hair, and shiny eyes, and gets herself up like a prestidigitator's assistant. I have never understood how Olive can reconcile herself to Verena's really low style of dress. I suppose it's only because her clothes are so fearfully made. You look as if you didn't believe me—but ...
— The Bostonians, Vol. II (of II) • Henry James

... prestidigitation, jugglery, legerdemain, magic, conjury. Associated Words: prestidigitator, juggler, ...
— Putnam's Word Book • Louis A. Flemming



Words linked to "Prestidigitator" :   escape expert, telepathist, thought-reader, performing artist, performer, escapologist, mind reader



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