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 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 Penny, the snake charmer, bears a striking resemblance to Alice. Hanna Lustig, Teen Vogue, 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, 1 Sep. 2018

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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 30 Jul. 2021.

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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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