[ lej-er-duh-meyn ]


  1. skillful use of one’s hands when performing conjuring tricks
  2. deception; trickery

Examples of legerdemain in a sentence:

  • The psychic uses legerdemain to convince people she is talking to their dead loved ones. 
  • When the car salesman wanted to sell a car, he often used legerdemain to make individuals believe they were getting the best deal in town.