[sawr-ser-uh s]


of the nature of or involving sorcery.
using sorcery.

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

Historical Examples of sorcerous

  • 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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper