Definitions of Svengali

n someone (usually maleficent) who tries to persuade or force another person to do his bidding

Type of:
inducer, persuader
someone who tries to persuade or induce or lead on

n the musician in a novel by George du Maurier who controls Trilby's singing hypnotically

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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