tormentor

or tor·ment·er

[ tawr-men-ter, tawr-men- ]
/ tɔrˈmɛn tər, ˈtɔr mɛn- /

noun

a person or thing that torments.
Theater. a curtain or framed structure behind the proscenium at both sides of the stage, for screening the wings from the audience.Compare teaser (def. 2).

QUIZZES

THIS PSAT VOCABULARY QUIZ IS PERFECT PRACTICE FOR THE REAL TEST

In our third teacher-created PSAT practice test there are new and unique vocabulary terms you may have never heard of! Can you guess what they mean?
Question 1 of 10
seclusion

Origin of tormentor

1250–1300; Middle English tormento(u)r<Anglo-French; Old French tormenteor.See torment, -or2
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for tormentor

British Dictionary definitions for tormentor

tormentor

tormenter

/ (tɔːˈmɛntə) /

noun

a person or thing that torments
a curtain or movable piece of stage scenery at either side of the proscenium arch, used to mask lights or exits and entrances
films a panel of sound-insulating material placed outside the field of the camera to control the acoustics on the sound stage
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012