/kənˈtoɚʃənıst/ noun, pl -ists [count]
: a performer who twists his or her body into unusual positions

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • con|tor|tion|ist — «kuhn TR shuh nihst», noun. a person who can twist or bend his body into odd and unnatural positions …   Useful english dictionary

  • tion — ab·bre·vi·a·tion; ab·di·ca·tion; ab·duc·tion; ab·er·ra·tion; ab·er·ra·tion·al; ab·jec·tion; ab·junc·tion; ab·ju·ra·tion; ab·lac·ta·tion; ab·la·tion; ab·lu·tion; ab·mi·gra·tion; ab·ne·ga·tion; ab·o·li·tion; ab·o·li·tion·ary; ab·o·li·tion·dom;… …   English syllables

  • tor — ab·ac·tor; ab·bre·vi·a·tor; ab·di·ca·tor; abet·tor; ab·ne·ga·tor; abom·i·na·tor; ab·sol·vi·tor; ab·strac·tor; ac·cel·er·a·tor; ac·cen·tor; ac·cen·tu·a·tor; ac·cep·tor; ac·com·mo·da·tor; ac·cu·mu·la·tor; acet·y·la·tor; ac·ti·va·tor; ac·tor;… …   English syllables

  • con — con·acre; con·cat·e·nate; con·cave; con·ceal·er; con·ceit; con·cen·trate; con·cen·tra·tor; con·cen·tric; con·cep·tual; con·cern; con·cern·ing; con·cert; con·cer·tante; con·cer·ti·na; con·ces·sion·ary; con·cha; con·cin·nate; con·com·i·tant;… …   English syllables

  • contortionist — con·tor·tion·ist …   English syllables

  • contortionist — con•tor•tion•ist [[t]kənˈtɔr ʃə nɪst[/t]] n. one who performs gymnastic feats involving contortions • Etymology: 1855–60 con•tor tion•is′tic, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • contortionist — con|tor|tion|ist [kənˈto:ʃənıst US o:r ] n someone who twists their body into strange positions in order to entertain people …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • contortionist — con|tor|tion|ist [ kən tɔrʃnıst ] noun count someone who twists their body into unusual shapes or positions as a way of entertaining people …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Contortionist — Con*tor tion*ist (k[o^]n*t[^o] sh[u^]n*[i^]st), n. One who makes or practices contortions; especially, a gymnast who is able to twist the limbs into positions impossible for normal people to achieve. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • struc — con·struc·tion; con·struc·tion·al; con·struc·tion·ism; con·struc·tion·ist; con·struc·tive; con·struc·tive·ly; con·struc·tive·ness; con·struc·tor; con·struc·ture; de·struc·ti·bil·i·ty; de·struc·ti·ble; de·struc·tion; de·struc·tion·al;… …   English syllables

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