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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Synonyms for sorceress


enchantress, hag, hex, witch

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Examples of sorceress in a Sentence

asked the sorceress to cast an evil spell over the village

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In it, the soldiers of the Black Company are in the service of a mysterious sorceress known as the Lady. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "9 science fiction and fantasy books coming out this September you should add to your reading list," 1 Sep. 2018 Sabrina lives with her Aunt Zelda and Aunt Hilda, two older sorceresses and warring sisters with opposing style. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "Why The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Is the Perfect Last-Minute Halloween Costume Inspiration," 25 Oct. 2018 Medea is a splendid character and a great diva role (it was first sung by Isabella Colbran ) in the line of conflicted sorceresses that goes back to Handel’s Alcina and others. Heidi Waleson, WSJ, "‘The Dawn of Romantic Opera’ Review: Subtle, Playful Performances," 31 July 2018 Named after Pier Paolo Pasolini’s 1969 film about the Greek mythological sorceress, Medea is the brainchild of artists, models, and twin sisters Giulia and Camilla Venturini. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "These Italian Twin Sisters Just Created Next Season’s New It Bag," 28 June 2018 Perkins is a poetic sorceress whose authorial wand wafts over the pages of her book and gently probes the depths of children’s souls. Ellen Handler Spitz, New York Times, "What Should Your Kid Read This Summer? Here Are Three to Start With," 1 June 2018 Scarlet Witch is one of the most powerful sorceresses in the Universe, with the ability to alter realities. Yolanda Machado, Marie Claire, "Marvel's 'Infinity War' Totally Misses With Its Female Characters," 27 Apr. 2018 The upcoming Eastwick, based on the John Updike novel The Witches of Eastwick, stars Rebecca Romijn as the head of a trio of suburban sorceresses. Newsweek, "Amazing Photos of Bioluminescent Phytoplankton," 14 Mar. 2018 Karolina is the girl-next-door with kaleidoscopic powers and a not-so-secret crush on sorceress Nico Minoru (Lyrica Okano). Nick Delieto, Teen Vogue, "She talks playing one of the first openly gay superheroes in Marvel history.," 25 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of sorceress

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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