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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.
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