snake charmer


Definition of snake charmer

: 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 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 Zoe Ziegfeld, a 35-year-old resident of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, is still working as a nanny but lost all of her performance work, including her occasional gig as a snake charmer with The Metropolitan Opera. New York Times, 25 Mar. 2021 An Indian man stood still for seven hours as a snake charmer freed a cobra from his pants. Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper's Magazine, 15 Sep. 2020 Its act — clowns, jugglers, snake charmers — has a tired feel, and performers complain about a lack of investment. Declan Walsh, New York Times, 29 Mar. 2020 Two purple-turbaned snake charmers performed in the show with 12-foot reptiles — Storm and Slither. Kevin Draper, New York Times, 30 Jan. 2020 The entertainment for the 330 guests included burlesque performers, a contortionist, a snake charmer, and a belly dancer with a live boa constrictor, as well as astrology, tarot card, and palm readings held in private nooks. Belathée, Harper's BAZAAR, 31 Oct. 2019 In Marrakech, musicians and snake charmers gather on the famous square, Djemaa el Fna, the sound of horns echoing off the walls of the old city. National Geographic, 23 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of snake charmer

1836, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of snake charmer was in 1836

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“Snake charmer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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