Definition of Contortionist

1. Noun. An acrobat able to twist into unusual positions.

Generic synonyms: Acrobat
Derivative terms: Contortion, Contortion



Definition of Contortionist

1. n. One who makes or practices contortions.

Definition of Contortionist

1. Noun. An acrobat who is capable of twisting his or her body into unusual positions. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Contortionist

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Contortionist

contoid
contoids
contone
contorno
contornos
contorsion
contorsional
contort
contorted
contortedly
contortedness
contorting
contortion
contortionate
contortionism
contortionist
contortionistic
contortionists
contortions
contortive
contorts
contortuplicate
contos
contour
contour feather
contour feathers
contour interval
contour language
contour line
contour lines

Literary usage of Contortionist

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Reminiscences of a Country Journalist by Thomas Frost (1886)
"... the contortionist—The dead alive— Olmar, the gymnast—Little Corelli—Boy or girl 1—Transformation of Lulu—Parelli and Costello—Luke ..."

2. The Racing Calendar by National Hunt Committee, London (1884)
"LH Jones's Contortionist, aged, Capt. Clerk'i Ы. m. by Bustard, ... Won by two lengths, the same between the second and third; Contortionist fell. ..."

3. The Racing Calendar by National Hunt Committee, London (1885)
"... Contortionist and Semaphore, and 10 to 1 each agst Laughing Girl and Safe Home. Won by half a : length, a good third; Contortionist and Semaphore fell. ..."

4. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1906)
"He had a brother who was a contortionist, and was perfectly well up to the latest information. He had no syphilis, no gonorrhea previous to the present ..."

5. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1905)
"He had a brother \vho was a contortionist; and was perfectly well up to the' latest information. ..."

6. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1888)
"Unfortunately, the law did not subject him to be so punished as euch a cruel contortionist" ought to have been; that is to say, adjudged to practise ..."

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