funambulist
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Part of Speechnoun
Origin + Etymology
from French funambule or Latin funambulus (from funis ‘rope’ + ambulare ‘to walk’) + -ist
Synonyms
  • performer
  • gymnast
  • aerialist
  • balancer
  • trapezist
Antonyms
  • clod
Definition
a tightrope walker
Example
The funambulist was the star of the circus.
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