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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An acrobat who performs on a tightrope or slack rope.

Usage examples (15)
  • It begins by referring to the “funambulist” at the heart of the novel.
  • Having looked in up, in retrospect “funambulist” sounds far more interesting than the common term most people use.
  • ~~~~~~~French Vocabulary~~~~~ tchatche (tchatcher) = to chat; la brocante (f) = second-hand goods, fleamarket; le brocanteur (m) = seller at a fleamarket; portugais =...
  • The bow (like the funambulist with the soles of his slippers fresh chalked) kept glancing on and off, till we hoped he would be off altogether and break his neck; and... for more
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