Illusion - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈluːʒn|  American pronunciation of the word illusion
Brit.  |ɪˈluːʒ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word illusion


- an erroneous mental representation (syn: semblance)
- something many people believe that is false(syn: fancy, fantasy, phantasy)

they have the illusion that I am very wealthy

- the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas (syn: delusion)
- an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers (syn: conjuration, deception, legerdemain, magic, thaumaturgy, trick)


The video game is designed to give the illusion that you are in control of an airplane.

They used paint to create the illusion of metal.

She says that all progress is just an illusion.

It's an illusion to think that...

They suffer from the illusion that they cannot solve their problems.

She was under no illusion that he loved her.

It is an illusion that the Arctic is dark in winter.

She had no illusions about her physical attractions.

'I hate to shatter your illusions,' he said.

He was unlikely to be satisfied with the illusion of power.

The mirrors in the room gave an illusion of greater space.

Credit creates the illusion that you can own things without paying for them.

they have the illusion that I am very wealthy

... regards most of us as pretty irrevocably plunged in illusion. optical illusion that fools most people...

Word forms

singular: illusion
plural: illusions
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