Definitions of Svengali
  1. noun
    someone (usually maleficent) who tries to persuade or force another person to do his bidding
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    type of:
    inducer, persuader
    someone who tries to persuade or induce or lead on
  2. noun
    the musician in a novel by George du Maurier who controls Trilby's singing hypnotically
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    example of:
    character, fictional character, fictitious character
    an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
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