noun, plural witch·er·ies.

witchcraft; magic.
magical influence; fascination; charm: the witchery of her beauty.

Origin of witchery

First recorded in 1540–50; witch + -ery
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Examples from the Web for witchery

Historical Examples of witchery

  • She laid back her veil and even in the darkness I felt the witchery of her glance.

    The Cavalier

    George Washington Cable

  • Thus we are led to infer that the contradiction is an appearance only, and witchery of the senses.

  • It was the witchery of the music that called up the glorious past.

    My New Curate

    P.A. Sheehan

  • Here was Warlockian witchery, to be met by sane Terran reasoning.

    Storm Over Warlock

    Andre Norton

  • What was there in her smile that should seem to summon one with a spell of witchery?

    A Little Girl in Old Detroit

    Amanda Minnie Douglas

British Dictionary definitions for witchery


noun plural -eries

the practice of witchcraft
magical or bewitching influence or charm
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