sorcerous

adjective

sor·​cer·​ous ˈsȯr-sə-rəs How to pronounce sorcerous (audio)
ˈsȯrs-rəs
: of or relating to sorcery : magical

Examples of sorcerous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first is Larry Culp, who’s engineered a sorcerous turnaround at General Electric—greatly streamlining its manufacturing flow by tapping the expertise of the assembly line folks who make the jet engines and power turbines. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 2 Apr. 2024 By attracting an onslaught, Nvidia’s sorcerous success may be planting the seeds of its decline. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 24 Feb. 2024 How likely does Trainer rate that sorcerous performance? Shawn Tully, Fortune, 25 May 2023 Disney investors are hoping that Iger brings the touch that once made its stock as sorcerous as its fabled brands. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 20 Apr. 2023 The horn—called Dragonbinder—apparently has the power to control dragons, and was likely one of the sorcerous tools used in Valyria to help dragonriders control their beasts. Erik Kain, Forbes, 10 July 2022 This is Dickens in his middle period, with confused middle-period energies; the fairy-tale intensity of the early work—of, say, Oliver Twist—is behind him, and the sorcerous glooms of Our Mutual Friend are not yet glimpsed. James Parker, The Atlantic, 9 Aug. 2020 Head to a sorcerous mansion in upstate New York with ghosts that like to play tricks on their houseguests. Megan Uy, House Beautiful, 8 Oct. 2019 What's left on the plate when the solids are consumed and the remaining sauce and juices are one inspires a sorcerous and formidable compulsion that the rolls will help resolve. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, 18 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1546, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sorcerous was in 1546

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“Sorcerous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sorcerous. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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