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Meaning of LEGERDEMAIN

Pronunciation:  `lejurdu'meyn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
 

LEGERDEMAIN is a 11 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: conjuration, conjuring trick, deception, illusion, magic, magic trick, trick
 
 See Also: card trick, performance, prestidigitation, sleight of hand

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Leg`er*de*main"\ (l[e^]j`[~e]r*d[-e]*m[=a]n"), n.
[F. l['e]ger light, nimble + de of + main hand, L. manus. See
3d {Leger}, and {Manual}.]
Sleight of hand; a trick of sleight of hand; hence, any
artful deception or trick.

      He of legierdemayne the mysteries did know. --Spenser.

      The tricks and legerdemain by which men impose upon
      their own souls.                         --South.

 

 

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