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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Examples of sorceress in a Sentence

asked the sorceress to cast an evil spell over the village
Recent Examples on the Web Unafraid to speak his truth, Gallatin’s loyalty to his people ultimately leads him on a collision course with the elven sorceress Francesca (Mecia Simson) over power. Jordan Moreau, Variety, 14 Apr. 2022 Did her stylist expertly manage to make the ends of her bangs essentially melt into her length, or is Hathaway pals with a benevolent sorceress who added inches to the previously lash-skimming fringe? Marci Robin, Allure, 18 Mar. 2022 The supreme sorceress of intertwining acoustic and electric guitars into dragon-slayer rock. Matt Wake |, al, 27 Mar. 2022 British explorer and historian Tim Severin identified Paxos as the Homeric island where Odysseus was bewitched by Circe, the sorceress who turned his sailors into swine and took Odysseus as her lover. Rachel Howard, Travel + Leisure, 27 Dec. 2021 Early in the film, Dane expresses an interest in magic, referencing Doctor Strange and hoping Sersi is some kind of a sorceress. Richard Newby, Vulture, 7 Nov. 2021 This has a particularly grim impact on her mentor, Tissaia de Vries, who tortures Cahir the Black Knight as only a very angry sorceress can. Scott Meslow, Vulture, 17 Dec. 2021 On the mythical island of Aeaea, located on the Western coast of Italy, lived the goddess and sorceress, Circe-The Daughter of Helios, god of the sun, and Perse, the ocean nymph. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 7 Dec. 2021 Most of the characters, including sorceress Yennefer (Anya Chalotra), are spread out. Nick Romano,, 20 Sep. 2021 See More

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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 18 May. 2022.

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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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