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

Definition of sorcerer

: a person who practices sorcery : wizard

Examples of sorcerer in a Sentence

a sorcerer who used his power for evil ends
Recent Examples on the Web The contents of the box are now displayed in the Pompeii museum, with no mention of a sorcerer in the accompanying text. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, 22 Nov. 2021 The sorcerer wants to capture the non-MCU villains and send them back to their realities. Chris Smith, BGR, 18 Nov. 2021 The rogue's gallery comes courtesy of Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange, who unleashes the multiverse after Peter asks his friendly neighborhood sorcerer to make the world forget that his secret identity was revealed. Sara Netzley,, 15 Nov. 2021 The film ends with everyone's favorite sorcerer-turned-part-time-cage-fighter, Wong (Benedict Wong), arriving in San Francisco to meet up with Shang-Chi and Katy (Awkwafina). Devan Coggan,, 3 Sep. 2021 This would be an impossible decision for the sorcerer — killing a fellow Avenger. Chris Smith, BGR, 27 Sep. 2021 In classic role-playing style, players can traverse this landscape as a sword wielder, a sorcerer, an archer, and the like. Nick Romano,, 27 Aug. 2021 Another version of this theory hypothesises that this isn't a variant of Doctor Strange, but the Devil pretending to be the sorcerer. Ineye Komonibo,, 26 Aug. 2021 That frenemy is Wanda Maximoff, whose close study of the dark arts at the end of WandaVision may put her in direct conflict with her fellow sorcerer and former comrade. Ineye Komonibo,, 26 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of sorcerer

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Sorcerer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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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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