sor·​cer·​er ˈsȯr-sə-rər How to pronounce sorcerer (audio)
: a person who practices sorcery : wizard

Examples of sorcerer in a Sentence

a sorcerer who used his power for evil ends
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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sorcerer was in the 15th century

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“Sorcerer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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sor·​cer·​er ˈsȯrs-(ə-)rər How to pronounce sorcerer (audio)
: a person who practices sorcery : wizard

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