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 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 Keegan-Dolan has tossed out the Tchaikovsky score and remodeled the traditional character of Von Rothbart, the evil sorcerer, into a holy man who addresses the audience in monologues and takes on multiple identities. Washington Post, "Bob Dylan, bare-chested swans, a dancer in her 80s: Two unorthodox ‘Swan Lakes’ for today," 4 Sep. 2019 Another moment that hit hard was the episode 9 cliffhanger, where Gert (Ariela Barer) was killed by Dark Dimension sorcerer Morgan le Fay (Elizabeth Hurley). Sydney Bucksbaum,, "Runaways bosses break down season 3 deaths: 'It was time to get our hands dirty'," 13 Dec. 2019 The queen’s forest kingdom has been stolen by Krakamiche, a sorcerer and Stella’s father, but her loss of sovereignty is temporary, and her strength undiminished. Amy Lorette Damron Kyle, Quartz, "The feminist reboot opera deserves," 20 Dec. 2019 Afrofuturism is space travel, superheroes, sorcerers and seers. Tananarive Due, Essence, "Inside My 90-Minute Visit With Octavia Butler," 4 Oct. 2019 Christians in the Middle Ages regarded Jews as sorcerers, allied with demons. John-paul Pagano, National Review, "Blood Libel: The Conspiracy Theory That Jews Are ‘Anti-Human’," 23 Sep. 2019 Guitar sorcerer Russell Mofsky has conjured a new Gold Dust Lounge album into being, and will unveil this new cinematic surf-noir soundtrack with a show on Aug. 17 at Lagniappe in Miami, one of my favorite spaces. Ben Crandell,, "Weekend preview: Women and beers and TVs we love, plus a Bon Jovi dance party?," 7 Aug. 2019 Alexander Skarsgård, who will play the sorcerer Randall Flagg. Wired, "Whoopi Goldberg and Alexander Skarsgård Are Joining The Stand," 12 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of sorcerer

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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21 Feb 2020

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“Sorcerer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 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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