Funambulist definition

fyo͝o-nămbyə-lĭst
One who performs on a tightrope or a slack rope.
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A tightrope walker.
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A tightrope walker or a similar performer on a slack rope.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
funambulist
Plural:
funambulists

Origin of funambulist

  • From Latin fūnambulus fūnis rope ambulāre to walk ambhi in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French funambule or its source, Latin funambulus, from funis ‘rope’ + ambulare ‘walk’.

    From Wiktionary