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 ?
"Trained rats!" 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. Victor Hugo gives an account of them in `L'Homme qui Rit.'--But perhaps my meaning grows plain now.
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.
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.
They will join mind-bending juggler The Great Gaston (Francois Borie), balancing act The Sensational Sozonov (Mikhail Sozonov and Ievgeniia Fetkulova), contortionist The Elastic Dislocationist (Senayet Asefa Amare) and teeterboard daredevils The Daring Desafios (Joao Guilherme de Lima Siqueira, Luan de Souza Vieira and Clovis Hernan Aranguiz dos Santos).
These new acts join existing performers The Great Gaston, balancing act Rola Bola by The Sensational Sozonov, Ethiopian contortionist The Elastic Dislocationist and The Daring Desafios.
The first act was a contortionist who appeared from a glass box which had been there unnoticed throughout the opening song, followed by the hand-balancing Garcia Brothers: two boys who didn't look much older than my eight-year-old son (who was very impressed by their strength and agility).
The Durrells ITV, 8pm DRAMA As we pay our last visit of the series to sunny Corfu, Larry meets members of a travelling circus and has his head turned by Elena, a contortionist. Soon the magic of the circus has rubbed off on the whole family, but will it work its charm on Louisa and Spiros?
Caption: Left: A contortionist for an Ethiopian circus group performing at this year's African Circus Arts Festival in Addis Ababa, in early March
Of the 10 contestants, which were Ishola Idris rapper from Epe, Dream-Catchers dancers from Ikorodu, Cashflows dance duo from Ikorodu, Skeleton Contortionist from Lagos Island, Torna rapper from Lagos Island, DMJ a dancer from Badagry, Korede rapper from Badagry, Nifemi the Child dancer from Ikeja, Ademola the drummer from Ikeja and Babatunde rapper from Epe, Ishola Idris, Torna, Skeleton, Cashflow and Dream Catchers emerged as top 5.