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wizardry

[wiz-er-dree] /ˈwɪz ər dri/
noun
1.
the art, skill, or accomplishments of a wizard.
Origin of wizardry
1575-1585
First recorded in 1575-85; wizard + -ry
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  • His own manipulation of the wheel was nothing short of wizardry.

    Gigolo Edna Ferber
  • But before he began upon them he was seized once more by the wizardry of the scene.

    Marriage la mode Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • I tell you there is wizardry in the thing; the beast is bewitched.

  • Meanwhile his hand or a wizardry subdued her will, allured her body.

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

    Sandra Belloni, Complete George Meredith
  • We have sure tidings that Pharaoh and his armies are slain by wizardry in the sea.

    Moon of Israel H. Rider Haggard
  • Well, it is what I expected, for sin and wizardry were born in his blood.

    Swallow H. Rider Haggard
  • Similar exhibitions have been reported by all observers of wizardry.

British Dictionary definitions for wizardry

wizardry

/ˈwɪzədrɪ/
noun
1.
the art, skills, and practices of a wizard, sorcerer, or magician
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Word Origin and History for wizardry
n.

1580s, from wizard + -ry.

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