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[wiz-er-dree] /ˈwɪz ər dri/
the art, skill, or accomplishments of a wizard.
Origin of wizardry
First recorded in 1575-85; wizard + -ry Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Conan and his host were a present menace against which Xaltotun's wizardry might well be needed before the play was all played.

    The Hour of the Dragon Robert E. Howard
  • But before he began upon them he was seized once more by the wizardry of the scene.

    Marriage la mode Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • The wizardry which had wrought ill for our arms must be removed.

    The Induna's Wife Bertram Mitford
  • I tell you there is wizardry in the thing; the beast is bewitched.

  • In such a place, at such a time, there is no wizardry like a woman's voice.

    Sandra Belloni, Complete George Meredith
  • Meanwhile his hand or a wizardry subdued her will, allured her body.

  • Because ten million people daily enter into the cave, something akin to Egyptian wizardry, certain national rituals, will be born.

  • We have sure tidings that Pharaoh and his armies are slain by wizardry in the sea.

    Moon of Israel H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for wizardry


the art, skills, and practices of a wizard, sorcerer, or magician
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for wizardry

1580s, from wizard + -ry.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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