[sawr-ser-uh s]


of the nature of or involving sorcery.
using sorcery.

Nearby words

  1. sorbonne,
  2. sorbose,
  3. sorbs,
  4. sorcerer,
  5. sorceress,
  6. sorcerously,
  7. sorcery,
  8. sord,
  9. sordello,
  10. sordes

Origin of sorcerous

First recorded in 1540–50; sorcer(y) + -ous

Related formssor·cer·ous·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sorcerous

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

    The Tale of Balen|Algernon Charles Swinburne
  • Here they reclined just as sorcerous sleep had overtaken them.

    Henry Brocken|Walter J. de la Mare

Word Origin and History for sorcerous



1540s, from sorcery + -ous.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper