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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [air-ee-uh-list, ey-eer-ee-uh-]
    • /ˈɛər i ə lɪst, eɪˈɪər i ə-/
    • /ˈeərɪəlɪst /
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [air-ee-uh-list, ey-eer-ee-uh-]
    • /ˈɛər i ə lɪst, eɪˈɪər i ə-/

Definitions of aerialist word

  • noun aerialist a trapeze artist or tightrope walker 3
  • noun aerialist an acrobat who performs on a trapeze, high wire, etc. 3
  • noun aerialist a trapeze artist. 1
  • noun aerialist Slang. a burglar who gains entrance to a building or apartment by leaping from rooftop to rooftop, sliding down ropes, or the like. 1
  • noun aerialist A person who performs acrobatics high above the ground on a tightrope or trapezes. 1
  • noun aerialist circus acrobat on a trapeze 1

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Origin of aerialist

First appearance:

before 1900
One of the 17% newest English words
First recorded in 1900-05; aerial + -ist

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Parts of speech for Aerialist


aerialist popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 59% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 52% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

aerialist usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for aerialist

noun aerialist

  • gymnast — a person trained and skilled in gymnastics.
  • dancer — A dancer is a person who earns money by dancing, or a person who is dancing.
  • clown — A clown is a performer in a circus who wears funny clothes and bright make-up, and does silly things in order to make people laugh.
  • athlete — An athlete is a person who does a sport, especially athletics, or track and field events.
  • artist — An artist is someone who draws or paints pictures or creates sculptures as a job or a hobby.

Antonyms for aerialist

noun aerialist

  • clod — A clod of earth is a large lump of earth.

Top questions with aerialist

  • what is an aerialist performer?
  • what is an aerialist?
  • how to become an aerialist?

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