sor·​cer·​er | \ ˈsȯr-sə-rər How to pronounce sorcerer (audio) , ˈsȯrs-rər \

Definition of sorcerer

: a person who practices sorcery : wizard

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Examples of sorcerer in a Sentence

a sorcerer who used his power for evil ends
Recent Examples on the Web Hong got to show off his comedy chops as David Lo Pan, a sorcerer who must marry a green-eyed Earthling to break an evil curse. Neal Justin, Star Tribune, "From 'Chinatown' to 'Kung Fu Panda': Minnesota's James Hong looks back at his prolific career," 13 Nov. 2020 In the first five minutes, the audience is introduced to Pete the Plug, a sorcerer who is meeting with his doctor shortly after getting top surgery. Kam Burns, Wired, "How to Get Started With Dungeons & Dragons," 29 Oct. 2020 And the original movie's star, Warwick Davis, will reprise his role as the titular Willow Ufgood, the Nelwyn dwarf sorcerer tasked with protecting a baby prophesied to bring down an evil queen. Sydney Bucksbaum,, "Warwick Davis and Ron Howard returning for Willow Disney+ series, Jon M. Chu directing pilot," 20 Oct. 2020 His fans still revere him as a kind of sorcerer who conjured up an endless feast of puzzles, games and riddles built on mathematical ideas that often turned on counterintuitive twists. Stephen Ornes, Scientific American, "When Scientific American Made M. C. Escher Famous," 18 Aug. 2020 Merlin is a great sorcerer who has a dark secret that prevents him from wanting to use his magic. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Meet the Cast of "Cursed" and Their Characters," 22 July 2020 The story of Odette, a princess transformed into a swan by an evil sorcerer, is the epitome of classical ballet. Luann Gibbs,, "Things to do in Cincinnati this week: Feb. 10-16," 10 Feb. 2020 In the mind of the sorcerer, everything is a magical operation. E.r. Pulgar, Billboard, "New Book Explores William S. Burroughs' Impact on Rock Music," 10 June 2019 Hardman is a second-year sharpshooter who may look like Harry Potter during the day but is a slinging sorcerer from the three-point line and charity stripe during games. Scott Springer,, "Princeton sophomores Hardman, Oldacre get men's, women's basketball recruiting attention," 12 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of sorcerer

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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17 Nov 2020

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“Sorcerer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of sorcerer

: a person who practices sorcery : a wizard or warlock


sor·​cer·​er | \ ˈsȯr-sə-rər How to pronounce sorcerer (audio) \

Kids Definition of sorcerer

: a person who practices sorcery or witchcraft : wizard

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