• (RP) IPA: /ɪˈl(j)uːʒ(ə)n/
  • (GA) enPR: ĭ-lo͞o'zhən, IPA: [ɪˈluː.ʒən]
  • (Conservative RP) IPA: /ɪˈl(j)uːzj(ə)n/


  1. (countable) Anything that seems to be something that it is not.
    We saw what looked like a tiger among the trees, but it was an illusion caused by the shadows of the branches.
    Using artificial additives, scientists can create the illusion of fruit flavours in food.
  2. (countable) A misapprehension; a belief in something that is in fact not true.
    Jane has this illusion that John is in love with her.
  3. (countable) A magician’s trick.
  4. (uncountable) The state of being deceived or misled.
    Synonyms: misapprehension
Translations Translations
  • German: Illusion
  • Russian: иллю́зия
  • French: illusion
  • Russian: иллю́зия
  • Russian: иллю́зия

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