seer·​ess ˈsir-əs How to pronounce seeress (audio)
: a woman who predicts events or developments : prophetess

Examples of seeress in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sometimes rapping like a seeress in a trance, the Philly musician, aided by assorted collaborators, unsettles and uplifts with quiet, uncanny moments, as if holding a jazz/blues/rap seance, a communion of Black generations, a prayer for continuation. Spin Staff, SPIN, 26 Dec. 2022 The Icelandic singer famous for her eccentricity (see: her infamous Oscars swan dress) appeared in the trailer as a seeress with puka shells for eyes. Ashley Shannon Wu, Vulture, 22 Apr. 2022 Spiritual guidance is provided by a shamanistic fool (Willem Dafoe) and a spooky seeress (Björk). New York Times, 21 Apr. 2022 And that’s even before Björk drops by as a witchy seeress, outfitted in wicker work, seashells and beads. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Apr. 2022 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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Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of seeress was in 1845

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“Seeress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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