- il•lu•sion•ism[[t]ɪˈlu ʒəˌnɪz əm[/t]] n.fia a technique of using pictorial methods in order to deceive the eyeCompare trompe l'oeil•Etymology: 1835–45 il•lu`sion•is′tic, adj.
From formal English to slang. 2014.
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illusionism — il·lu·sion·ism … English syllables