funambulism


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fu·nam·bu·list

 (fyo͝o-năm′byə-lĭst)
n.
One who performs on a tightrope or a slack rope.

[From Latin fūnambulus : fūnis, rope + ambulāre, to walk; see ambhi in Indo-European roots.]

fu·nam′bu·lism n.

funambulism

the art of walking a tightrope. — funambulist, n.
See also: Acrobatics
the art or skill of tightrope walking. — funambulist, n.
See also: Tightrope Walking
the art or skill of tightrope walking. — funambulist, n.
See also: Performing
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.funambulism - walking on a tightrope or slack rope
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
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That said, Gastr del Sol's particular brand of innovation bears more resemblance to funambulism than to any one of the band's scholarly references.