witch·​ery | \ ˈwi-chə-rē How to pronounce witchery (audio) , ˈwich-rē \
plural witcheries

Definition of witchery

1a : the practice of witchcraft : sorcery
b : an act of witchcraft
2 : an irresistible fascination

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Examples of witchery in a Sentence

the movie star's violet eyes are frequently cited as the source of her cinematic witchery a tale of horror replete with eerie hauntings and evil witchery
Recent Examples on the Web Like the original, the story line centers on a group of young women who don’t fit in, finding solace in one another (and witchery). Washington Post, 5 Nov. 2020 Other groups feel Trump requires magical protection, and they’ve been spurred on by the rising online presence of anti-Trump witchery. Emma Grey Ellis, Wired, 29 Oct. 2020 As feminism becomes the realm of the corporate-speak, many of those in search of outside power are arriving at witches and witchery. Sofia Quaglia, Quartz, 31 Oct. 2019 The craze for witchery displays an encouragingly wide understanding that for social change to happen someone has to feel threatened. Kelsea Stahler, Teen Vogue, 14 Nov. 2018 Argento’s Suspiria used its aesthetic to celebrate a witchery that was inherently otherworldly and stylized, producing a rapturous symphony of violence for its own beautiful sake. Aja Romano, Vox, 9 Nov. 2018 This material witchery is possible thanks to a series of capacitive sensors that are embedded into the concrete. Liz Stinson, Curbed, 2 July 2018 Circe is her name, and witchery is the offense that has gotten her exiled to a remote and hilly place called Aiaia. Laura Collins-hughes, BostonGlobe.com, 20 Apr. 2018 Her family took her to a bhopa, or shaman, who quickly detected witchery. The Economist, 19 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of witchery

1546, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Witchery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/witchery. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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witch·​ery | \ ˈwi-chə-rē How to pronounce witchery (audio) \
plural witcheries

Kids Definition of witchery

2 : power to charm or fascinate

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