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

Examples of wizardry in a Sentence

The Lord of the Rings is a story of monsters, heroes, and wizardry. the wizardry of modern technology
Recent Examples on the Web DeRozan scored 23 points but couldn’t offer any fourth-quarter wizardry. Julia Poe, Chicago Tribune, 24 Apr. 2022 Apparently, the terms of this deal (the financial wizardry of which is beyond the capacities of a simple space writer) were adverse for existing shareholders. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 21 Jan. 2022 Ukrainian cook Diana Khalilova is in her happy place, working her wizardry in the kitchen to delight the taste buds of hungry friends. Scott Peterson, The Christian Science Monitor, 23 Mar. 2022 Brady’s stardom and his football wizardry became profoundly entwined with the narrative of the cultural monolith that the N.F.L. would become over his career. New York Times, 1 Feb. 2022 Eddie Redmayne's little ones don't quite buy his real-life wizardry skills. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, 6 Apr. 2022 My mom’s wizardry didn’t have the same power over her, though. Tamara Mena, refinery29.com, 29 Mar. 2022 At least there are compensations in the typically gorgeous technical wizardry of the Lincoln Center Theater production. Jesse Green, New York Times, 13 Dec. 2021 But beyond the halftime show, a number of commercials featuring a very similar wistful bent made use of the latest in technological wizardry to bring new life to icons from another age. Francis Hellyer, Rolling Stone, 22 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of wizardry

1583, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Wizardry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wizardry. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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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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