sorcerous

adjective
sor·​cer·​ous | \ ˈsȯr-sə-rəs How to pronounce sorcerous (audio) , ˈsȯrs-rəs \

Definition of sorcerous

: of or relating to sorcery : magical

Examples of sorcerous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "The New David Copperfield Movie Might Be Better Than the Book," 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, "Eight Airbnb Hosts Across The World Are Offering Up Their Haunted Houses to The Public For Halloween," 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, "The Boka group strikes again with Bellemore," 18 Jan. 2018 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, "The Boka group strikes again with Bellemore," 18 Jan. 2018 Amethyst is a teenage girl in our world, but a princess of Gemworld with sorcerous powers in another. Corrina Lawson, WIRED, "GeekMom Exclusive! Sword of Sorcery #4 Featuring Amethyst and Constantine!," 20 Jan. 2013

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First Known Use of sorcerous

1546, in the meaning defined above

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“Sorcerous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sorcerous. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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