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

Example Sentences

a sorcerer who used his power for evil ends
Recent Examples on the Web Kilmer, 62, starred in the original 1988 film as a disgraced knight who helps sorcerer Willow Ufgood (Warwick Davis) save the life of Elora Danan. Ingrid Vasquez, Peoplemag, 30 Nov. 2022 The squad includes helmeted sorcerer Doctor Fate (Pierce Brosnan), human tornado Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell) and fresh-faced, size-changing youngster Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo). Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 19 Oct. 2022 Gone-too-soon guitar-sorcerer Duane Allman’s last concert ever, for the first time on vinyl. Matt Wake |, al, 9 June 2021 Before his turn as Nelwyn sorcerer Willow Ufgood in the 1988 film in which the series is based on, Davis made his Lucasfilm debut as Wicket, a courageous young Ewok in 1983's Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Jessica Wang,, 4 Dec. 2022 The series picks up 20 years after the events of the original movie, as sorcerer Willow Ufgood (Davis) leads a group of misfits on a dangerous rescue mission to vanquish an unknown evil. Sydney Odman, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 Nov. 2022 Warwick Davis' beloved Willow Ufgood must be a great sorcerer after all. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 30 Nov. 2022 Warwick Davis returns as the eponymous hero-slash-sorcerer and is joined by Willow newcomers like Solo actress Erin Kellyman, Tony Revolori, Ruby Cruz, Dempsey Bryk, and more as this new group of characters venture off onto a life-threatening quest. Savannah Salazar, Vulture, 2 Dec. 2022 The movie starred Davis as a sorcerer determined to save the life of a child — Elora Danan — being hunted by a queen. Tommy Mcardle, Peoplemag, 30 Nov. 2022 See More

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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 27 Mar. 2023.

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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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