wiz·​ard·​ry | \ ˈwi-zər-drē How to pronounce wizardry (audio) , ˈwi-zə-drē \
plural wizardries

Definition of wizardry

1 : the art or practices of a wizard : sorcery
2a : a seemingly magical transforming power or influence electronic wizardry
b : great skill or cleverness in an activity showed real wizardry in legal maneuvering

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Examples of wizardry in a Sentence

The Lord of the Rings is a story of monsters, heroes, and wizardry. the wizardry of modern technology
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First Known Use of wizardry

1583, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of wizardry was in 1583

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5 May 2021

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“Wizardry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wizardry. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of wizardry

: the magical things done by a wizard
: something that is very impressive in a way that seems magical


wiz·​ard·​ry | \ ˈwi-zər-drē How to pronounce wizardry (audio) \

Kids Definition of wizardry

: the art or practice of a sorcerer

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