sor·​cer·​ess | \ ˈsȯr-sə-rəs How to pronounce sorceress (audio) , ˈsȯrs-rəs \

Definition of sorceress

: a woman who is a sorcerer

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asked the sorceress to cast an evil spell over the village
Recent Examples on the Web That puts it much closer to the show's present-day of 1263 (the date of Cintra's Fall and The Battle of Sodden Hill) than the scenes of Geralt's childhood or Yennefer's training to be a sorceress at Aretuza. Ani Bundel, Ars Technica, "The Witcher’s Netflix success: How three timelines somehow became cohesive," 11 Jan. 2020 The Pagan's third leader has one of the most obvious names in the bunch: Circe, the sorceress from The Odyssey. Leah Marilla Thomas,, "Here’s What CAOS Is Teaching Us About Pagans… & What Pagans Actually Did," 27 Jan. 2020 Plus: Hans Christian Anderson and how his icy sorceress fable inspired the character of Elsa. Saleah Blancaflor,, "Frozen 2 Secrets Revealed in PEOPLE's Special Edition Magazine: All About the Issue," 21 Nov. 2019 The series also stars Anya Chalotra as the sorceress Yennefer and newcomer Freya Allan as Ciri. Sam Gillette,, "The Witcher Author on New Netflix Show Starring Henry Cavill: I Want to 'Leave the Viewers Hot'," 20 Dec. 2019 In the film, science teacher Brooke (Vanessa Hudgens) takes in medieval knight Sir Cole (Josh Whitehouse) after a magical sorceress transports him to present-day Ohio. Katherine Schaffstall, The Hollywood Reporter, "Vanessa Hudgens and Josh Whitehouse Talk Spreading Joy With 'The Knight Before Christmas'," 24 Nov. 2019 What happened to Oliveira, the Brazilian sorceress, remains a mystery. Washington Post, "A rotting cow tongue and ‘evil sorcery’: How the U.S. invasion of Panama led to a literal witch hunt," 23 Dec. 2019 But destiny propels this loner toward a deformed but powerful sorceress (Anya Chalotra) and a sheltered young princess (Freya Allan) with a dangerous secret. Mark Dawidziak, cleveland, "Henry Cavill is ‘The Witcher’ in Netflix series based on the popular fantasy stories," 15 Dec. 2019 The movie follows English knight Sir Cole (Josh Whitehouse) who is transported from the medieval era to the present day by a sorceress. Jodi Guglielmi,, "Vanessa Hudgens Falls in Love with a Medieval Knight in Netflix's The Knight Before Christmas," 7 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of sorceress

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Sorceress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of sorceress

: a woman who practices sorcery


sor·​cer·​ess | \ ˈsȯr-sə-rəs How to pronounce sorceress (audio) \

Kids Definition of sorceress

: a woman who practices sorcery or witchcraft : witch

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