snake charmer

noun

: an entertainer who exhibits a professed power to charm or fascinate venomous snakes

Examples of snake charmer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Later that evening, the women were taping a scene at the villa, where a snake charmer was performing. Kate Aurthur, Variety, 26 Jan. 2024 There are no female characters with spoken lines, and the portrayal of a wise yogi levitating in the Indian jungle (and mention of circus acts like snake charmers and sword swallowers) strays into stereotype territory. Common Sense Media, Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2023 However, police were eventually alerted to the bite wounds on Chauhan's feet by his sister, Isha Chauhan, prompting police to launch a manhunt for Arya, the snake charmer and her new partner. Michael Lee, Fox News, 25 July 2023 In the booth, Suga Free could make street anthems out of beats that sounded made for a polyrhythmic Marrakech snake charmer. Jeff Weiss, Los Angeles Times, 17 Apr. 2023 Share [Findings] Interviews with reptile poachers in southwestern Balochistan indicated that the Caspian cobra, the desert monitor, the Iranian mastigure, Maynard’s longnose sand snake, the Persian spider gecko, and the Tartar sand boa were being captured for use by snake charmers. Kyle Paoletta, Harpers Magazine, 29 Mar. 2023 The unique and immersive two-hour, 30-minute performances feature 44 of the world's best acrobats, gymnasts, contortionists, magicians, lounge singers and snake charmers. Robin Soslow, Chron, 22 Feb. 2023 The mellow, mournful line of his soprano sax soared over a gently throbbing orchestra, changing colors with every harmonic shift and bewitching listeners like the flute of a snake charmer. Zachary Lewis, cleveland, 6 Feb. 2022 When Devi confronted her, Alpana and her partner, Manish, allegedly went to a snake charmer with their friend Krishna and purchased the snake that fatally bit Devi. NBC News, 15 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of snake charmer was in 1836

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“Snake charmer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snake%20charmer. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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