sleight of hand definition, meaning - what is sleight of hand in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “sleight of hand”

See all translations

sleight of hand

noun [U] uk   us   /ˌslaɪt.əvˈhænd/
speed and skill of the hand when performing tricks: Most of these conjuring tricks depend on sleight of hand. skilful hiding of the truth in order to win an advantage: By some statistical sleight of hand the government have produced figures showing that unemployment has recently fallen.
Translations of “sleight of hand”
in Chinese (Traditional) (魔術中的)巧妙手法,敏捷手法, 花招,手腕…
in Chinese (Simplified) (魔术中的)巧妙手法,敏捷手法, 花招,手腕…
(Definition of sleight of hand from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of sleight of hand?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “sleight of hand” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cup tie

a game between two teams trying to win a cup (= prize), especially in football

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More