contortionist


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con·tor·tion·ist

 (kən-tôr′shə-nĭst)
n.
One who contorts, especially an acrobat capable of twisting into extraordinary positions.

con·tor′tion·is′tic adj.

contortionist

(kənˈtɔːʃənɪst)
n
1. (Theatre) a performer who contorts his or her body for the entertainment of others
2. a person who twists or warps meaning or thoughts: a verbal contortionist.
conˌtortionˈistic adj

con•tor•tion•ist

(kənˈtɔr ʃə nɪst)

n.
one who performs gymnastic feats involving contortions.
[1855–60]
con•tor`tion•is′tic, adj.

contortionist

a person who performs gymnastic feats involving distorted postures. — contortionistic, adj.
See also: Athletics
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contortionist - an acrobat able to twist into unusual positionscontortionist - an acrobat able to twist into unusual positions
acrobat - an athlete who performs acts requiring skill and agility and coordination
Translations
بَهْلَوان التَلَوّي
hadí muž/žena
slangemenneske
kígyóember
slöngumaîur, snákmenni
hadí mužhadia žena
vücudunu çeşitli şekillere sokan akrobat

contortionist

[kənˈtɔːʃənɪst] Ncontorsionista mf

contortionist

[kənˈtɔːrʃənɪst] ncontorsionniste mf

contortionist

contortionist

[kənˈtɔːʃənɪst] ncontorsionista m/f

contort

(kənˈtoːt) verb
to twist or turn violently. His face was contorted with pain.
conˈtortion (-ʃən) noun
conˈtortionist noun
an entertainer who contorts his body.
References in classic literature ?
Less so, and probably far more extensive, were the operations of those mediaeval practitioners who made dwarfs and beggar-cripples, show-monsters,--some vestiges of whose art still remain in the preliminary manipulation of the young mountebank or contortionist.
Then, advancing into the middle of the room with a bow, he produced from his pocket a big bill printed in blue and red, which announced that ZALADIN, the World's Greatest Conjurer, Contortionist, Ventriloquist and Human Kangaroo would be ready with an entirely new series of Tricks at the Empire Pavilion, Scarborough, on Monday next at eight o'clock precisely.
Clarence in goal was the nearest approach to an india-rubber acrobat and society contortionist to be seen off the music-hall stage.
Manuel Fonseca, the contortionist, exploded in the bar-room of the Hotel Annandale, after refusing to drink with Duckworth.
We convinced the man, with some difficulty, that we were NOT "the world- renowned contortionists from the Himalaya Mountains," and he took our money and let us pass.
Among those who have beat the buzzer and got the magic four yeses from judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon were a group of dads dancing to hip-hop music, a contortionist from Essex, a Russian trampoline artist, and a comedy hypnotist with a pet dog.
Contortionist Magdalena, 56, has been a regular on TV across Europe, twisting the idea that the ITV show is only for British talent.
Magdalena Stoilova, 56, has been on the German version And contortionist Magdalena Stoilova, 56, has been on the German version of BGT, Das Supertalent.
A CONTORTIONIST, clowns and a well-known television news anchor have been added to the line-up for a charity's circus-themed ball.
And it's not every day that you get to see a contortionist contort her body while firing an arrow from a longbow with her feet.
The Snake Contortionist who bends her body into unbelievable shapes or the Frogs who can complete an entire dance while doing a handstand just leave you wondering - how do they do that?
Among those entertaining crowds at the weekend was contortionist Chris Cross, who entertained Prince William at his stag party.