What is another word for sleight of hand?

178 synonyms found


[ slˈa͡ɪt ɒv hˈand], [ slˈa‍ɪt ɒv hˈand], [ s_l_ˈaɪ_t ɒ_v h_ˈa_n_d]

Sleight of hand is an act of deception or trickery that involves the quick and skillful movement of the hands. Although "sleight of hand" is the most commonly used term to describe this type of trick, there are several synonyms that can be used. These include prestidigitation, legerdemain, magic, illusionism, conjuring, and trickery. Other terms include deception, trickery, cunning, artifice, guile and chicanery. The use of these synonyms allows for more descriptive and varied language when discussing the art of magic and trickery. Each term brings a slightly different connotation and feeling but all refer to the mastery of deceptive hand movements.

Synonyms for Sleight of hand:

How to use "Sleight of hand" in context?

Sleight of hand is the craft of deception using physical skills to distract or deceive an observer. Many prestidigitators rely on well-honed illusions to entertain or amaze their audiences. Sleight of hand can be as simple as a duplicator that creates false tickets, or as complex as a performer who can seamlessly change a silver ring into a gold one.

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