seer·​ess | \ ˈsir-əs How to pronounce seeress (audio) , ˈsē-ər-əs \

Definition of seeress

: a woman who predicts events or developments : prophetess

Examples of seeress in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is a scary old seeress who pops up at regular intervals to hurl paranormal invective at the characters. Sarah Lyall, New York Times, 20 Mar. 2020 Luckily, Deborah Hanekamp, seeress, shaman, and founder of Mama Medicine, says that the most spiritually significant plants for the solstice are also some of the most common., 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of seeress

1845, in the meaning defined above

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“Seeress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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