wizardly

adjective

wiz·​ard·​ly ˈwi-zərd-lē How to pronounce wizardly (audio)
1
: having characteristics of a wizard
2
: marvelous in construction or operation
uses wizardly circuitry to distort imagesTime

Examples of wizardly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While his work was truly genius, much of his wizardly reputation was of his own making. Mark Barna, Discover Magazine, 16 Dec. 2022 Blue Man had by then been performing its wildly popular comedy of paint splatter and wizardly percussion for several years in an off-Broadway theater in Lower Manhattan, and the gags felt to me a bit, well, aged. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 8 Dec. 2022 The current squad is Brazil’s strongest in years, with depth across the pitch, especially up front, where a terrifying array of attacking players, including the wizardly Neymar, is primed to swarm opponents. Jody Rosen, The New Yorker, 21 Nov. 2022 Pastrnak’s goal was a work of art, the wizardly winger zipping through two Florida defensemen before finishing off at Bobrovsky’s doorstep. Kevin Paul Dupont, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Oct. 2022 Infotainment systems that offer nature sounds and radios that can change volume with a wizardly swoop of the hand are fine. Elana Scherr, Car and Driver, 17 July 2022 The sonic effects — all the stereo panning, the way the drums shimmer, that omnipresent wah-wah guitar — are placed with wizardly detail. Vulture Editors, Vulture, 20 Apr. 2021 At the tables, alas, his wizardly command of game theory keeps knocking up against the limits of his people skills. John Domini, Los Angeles Times, 2 Apr. 2021 To begin wrapping your mind around Jacob Collier, the wizardly English singer-songwriter-arranger-producer, the place to start is not a recording or a music video or a concert. New York Times, 11 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1588, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of wizardly was in 1588

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“Wizardly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wizardly. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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