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

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Alexander Skarsgård, who will play the sorcerer Randall Flagg. Wired, "Whoopi Goldberg and Alexander Skarsgård Are Joining The Stand," 12 Sep. 2019 My vegetarian meal was like some kitchen sorcerer’s handiwork; somewhere in there was a corn flatbread like manna and mushrooms that certainly tasted magical to me. Los Angeles Times, "On Canada’s Via Rail, a return to the older — and let’s be honest, better — way of traveling," 17 Aug. 2019 Thankfully, sorcerer supreme Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) has the time-twisting Eye of Agamotto to stop such goings-on. 26. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "Marvel's biggest, baddest movie villains (from Mysterio to Killmonger), definitively ranked," 12 July 2019 Snakes are also associated with witchcraft because sorcerers use them to perform black magic to frighten or injure an enemy. Maurice Oniang'o, National Geographic, "Rare vipers are being poached in Kenya—but some people are grateful," 4 Apr. 2019 This version of Merlin also appears, from time to time, as an owl, and as a properly venerable, though pleasingly seedy, sorcerer played by Patrick Stewart. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ Review: Some Brief, Shining Moments," 24 Jan. 2019 No witch or sorcerer banished these words from the vocabulary of the young but editors at Oxford University Press who, a decade ago, began culling terms that no longer seemed relevant for the users of OUP’s junior dictionaries. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "Children’s Books: Naming Things and Talking About Pictures," 5 Oct. 2018 One of their numbers had been taken into the Lady’s Tower and returned unchanged, earning him a certain amount of attention from a group of sorcerers called The Ten Who Were Taken. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "9 science fiction and fantasy books coming out this September you should add to your reading list," 1 Sep. 2018 Charmed is returning to the CW (the show’s former home, back when it was called the WB) on October 14, featuring a different set of sororal sorcerers from the original. Aimee Lutkin, Marie Claire, "Charmed, Sabrina, and the Return of the Dark Witch," 6 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of sorcerer

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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