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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Anya Chalotra has been cast as the sorceress Yennefer, and princess Ciri is being played by Freya Allan. Allen Kim, CNN, "Netflix has released photos for "The Witcher"... and they actually look pretty good," 1 July 2019 Cavill is playing the witcher Geralt, and the series also stars Anya Chalotra as the sorceress Yennefer and newcomer Freya Allan as Ciri. Alexia Fernandez,, "Henry Cavill Goes Blonde! Actor Gets a New Look for Upcoming Netflix Series The Witcher," 1 July 2019 The series tale follows Witcher Geralt (played by ex-Superman Henry Cavill), sorceress Yennefer (Sherwood’s Anya Chalotra) and the mysterious young Ciri (newcomer Freya Allan) who come together to form an unlikely family of sorts. James Hibberd,, "Netflix's The Witcher reveals first look photos from fantasy series," 1 July 2019 Its subject was a sorceress executed at King Louis XIV’s court. Andrea K. Scott, The New Yorker, "A Photographer’s Ode to the Women of Versailles," 20 June 2019 They group soon becomes wrapped up in a great conflict with a sorceress trying to compress time. Megan Farokhmanesh, The Verge, "Final Fantasy VIII is finally getting a remaster," 11 June 2019 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

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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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