Funambulist

Pronunciation: [ fyoo-nam-byuh-list ]


Definition: noun

a tightrope walker

Origin: Late 18th century; Latin


Etymology: from French funambule or Latin funambulus (from funis ‘rope’ + ambulare ‘to walk’) + -ist

Usage:

Synonyms:

  • performer

  • gymnast

  • aerialist

  • balancer

  • trapezist

Antonyms:

  • clod

Example: The funambulist was the star of the circus.

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