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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 ?
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.
Manuel Fonseca, the contortionist, exploded in the bar-room of the Hotel Annandale, after refusing to drink with Duckworth.
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.
Clarence in goal was the nearest approach to an india-rubber acrobat and society contortionist to be seen off the music-hall stage.
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.
But this amazing, energetic show is one of the best such touring acts I've ever seen - a 60 minute rollercoaster of high-flying acrobatics and trapeze, comedy clowns, incredible contortionists and towering feats of strength.
The show briskly shuttles from one diverse act to another, gathering aerialists, jugglers, dancers, gymnasts and acrobats, contortionists, strongmen, and fire-breathers who set the Araneta Coliseum stage on fire-literally-and a rabble-rousing mime effectively interacting with the crowd in between sets and acts.
Sword swallowers, fire breathers, contortionists and such have always held a -- excuse the expression -- funhouse mirror up to reality, providing a flash of vision that the world is cooler, darker and stranger than first imagined.
e event will also have a Real Ale Bar by Wylam Brewery, as well as Pimms and Cocktails bars, on top of entertainment from DJs, bands, contortionists and the chilli eating competition.
Whether they're contortionists, comedians or into choreography, one thing is for sure, it'll be entertaining.
Antonio mastered the art of contortionism by watching his family, who are also contortionists.