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[ wiz-er-dree ]


  1. the art, skill, or accomplishments of a wizard.


/ ˈwɪzədrɪ /


  1. the art, skills, and practices of a wizard, sorcerer, or magician

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Word History and Origins

Origin of wizardry1

First recorded in 1575–85; wizard + -ry

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Example Sentences

Scientists have long sought to decode NPC structure, using biochemical wizardry to tamper with its normal function or X-rays to scan its crystalline structure.

The video mock-ups of the metaverse Zuckerberg unveiled showed us what remote-presence wizardry might look like from within the 3D dimension.

From Axios

As Smith demonstrates repeatedly, far too much credit has been allowed to slide to the supposed wizardry of individual geniuses.

Even with all the software wizardry that Apple uses to enhance photos, the iPhone image sensors are still relatively small compared to what you’d find inside a more purpose-built camera.

As Super Hi-Fi chief technology officer Brendon Cassidy explained, advances in neural networks, the complicated software that learns patterns from analyzing vast quantities of data, have made more sophisticated audio wizardry possible.

From Fortune

Wizardry was but a heightened form of literacy: a way of reading recipes and of reciting spells.

In Harry Potter, the true wizardry went on not in the forest or the playing field, but in the classroom and the library.

People converted to Christianity and they brought their books of wizardry, books they felt were dangerous, and burned them.

The final dresses, in fuchsia with embroidery, appliqué, layering and all manner of technical wizardry were a Cinderella dream.

The stagecraft and technical wizardry showed off McQueen's abilities as a designer.

Eyvind and his band went up ashore from their ship and set to work on their wizardry.

For the whole thing is much nearer wizardry than workmanship.

I started back in fright, for now I was certain beyond doubt that he was a man of great wizardry.

With the coming of the moon the hills underwent a wizardry of beauty which was lost on the boy.

Take further the gain to humanity consequent on the unbelief, or rather disbelief, in witchcraft and wizardry.


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