wiz·ard·ry | \ ˈwi-zər-drē , 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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The joy of Shohei Ohtani, the greatness of Mike Trout, the wizardry of Andrelton Simmons, the pop of Justin Upton, the records of Albert Pujols. Bill Shaikin, latimes.com, "Angels fall to Rays 5-3 for fifth consecutive loss," 20 May 2018 Even back then, its core concept—a space-flying adventure that combines the open-ended flight wizardry of Elite Dangerous and the time-limited, time-rewinding weirdness of Majora's Mask—was tantalizing. Kyle Orland, Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "The top ten games from E3 2018," 19 June 2018 Bucks County investigators referred the case to federal authorities when Price’s boasts of technological wizardry outstripped their own understanding. Jeremy Roebuck, Philly.com, "Bitcoin or bust? Brazen cryptocurrency heist apparently never happened," 10 July 2018 T’Challa’s suit receives an upgrade early on in Black Panther, thanks to the technical wizardry of his scientist sister Shuri. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "King T’Challa’s Black Panther Suit, a Bold Statement of Afrofuturist Pride, Comes to the Smithsonian," 25 June 2018 But through its savvy aesthetic and the culinary wizardry of Komori, the peninsula property earned a regional reputation and is now a popular dining destination where there rarely is an open seat. Dana Oland, idahostatesman, "Boise's fine-dining success story State & Lemp gets new owners and chef. Who is it?," 18 May 2018 That kind of wizardry is what makes Scott Dixon Scott Dixon, and more of it could be on display this weekend. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: Scott Dixon scorching hot as IndyCar heads to Road America," 21 June 2018 Jack Thorne is the writer behind the wizardry that unfolds on stage. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Broadway's 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'," 10 June 2018 Various times, various locations Tue 5/22: Quintron’s Weather Warlock and Chicago polymath Bruce Lamont come together for a night of sonic witchcraft and wizardry. Steve Heisler, Chicago Reader, "Arts / Do This The Sea and Cake and more of the best things to do in Chicago this week," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of wizardry

1583, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 \

Kids Definition of wizardry

: the art or practice of a sorcerer

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