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[sawr-ser-uh s]
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  1. of the nature of or involving sorcery.
  2. using sorcery.
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Origin of sorcerous

First recorded in 1540–50; sorcer(y) + -ous
Related formssor·cer·ous·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples

  • Here they reclined just as sorcerous sleep had overtaken them.

    Henry Brocken

    Walter J. de la Mare

  • Sharp flashed his sword forth, fleet as flame, And shore away her sorcerous head.

    The Tale of Balen

    Algernon Charles Swinburne

Word Origin and History for sorcerous


1540s, from sorcery + -ous.

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