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 Its act — clowns, jugglers, snake charmers — has a tired feel, and performers complain about a lack of investment. Declan Walsh, New York Times, "Egypt’s Female Lion Tamers Show the Men How to Do It," 29 Mar. 2020 Two purple-turbaned snake charmers performed in the show with 12-foot reptiles — Storm and Slither. Kevin Draper, New York Times, "Shakira? J. Lo? This Halftime Show Had Snakes and Indiana Jones," 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, "Kimmy Scotti and Adam Metzger's Halloween Wedding Was a Garden of Eden of Good & Evil," 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, "Music in Morocco: The ultimate sonic journey," 23 July 2019 Penny, the snake charmer, bears a striking resemblance to Alice. Hanna Lustig, Teen Vogue, "The Best "Riverdale" Season 3 Fan Theories, According to Reddit," 1 Oct. 2018 As Venus begins its long journey through Scorpio’s underworld, this intimately intense snake charmer takes us even further into the medicine of blessing our impulses, and surrendering to the larger, romantic rhythms that mirror nature itself. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Monthly Lovescopes September 2018," 1 Sep. 2018 Mohamed Shafie, a 79-year-old snake charmer, doesn't expect the Trump-Kim summit to affect his business. Annabelle Liang, Fox News, "Singapore Postcard: Summit island hides macabre history," 9 June 2018 Servers will be dressed as mummies, and fire dancers, acrobatic belly dancers, and snake charmers will entertain partyers. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "18 adults-only Halloween parties across Phoenix that will tingle your spine," 25 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of snake charmer

1836, in the meaning defined above

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“Snake charmer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of snake charmer

: someone who appears to make snakes move by playing music to them

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