Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Sorcery; enchantment; witchcraft.
  • noun Fascination; charm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Sorcery; enchantment; witchcraft.
  • noun Fascination; irresistible influence; enchantment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun witchcraft
  • noun allure

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  • noun the art of sorcery

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In American Indian traditions, witchery is different from Shamanism, though in many traditions, the two are separated by intent.

    ...um, Hellboy? Witches? Conan?

  • All who have every set foot on these shores bear the same testimony to the elfin witchery of Nippon – the land of the rising sun.

    In Seven Stages: A Flying Trip Around the World

  • Such witchery is the sounds, the vibration of sequacious/delicious surges (undertoning urges)/such a soft floating witchery of sound. [

    Sounding Romantic: The Sound of Sound

  • She had, it is true, no fortune, but that of my friend was ample; and he delighted in the anticipation of indulging her in every elegant pursuit, and administering to those delicate tastes and fancies that spread a kind of witchery about the sex.

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • She had, it is true, no fortune, but that of my friend was ample; and he delighted in the anticipation of indulging her in every elegant pursuit, and administering to those delicate tastes and fancies that spread a kind of witchery about the sex.

    The Wife, by Washington Irving.

  • Their manners and movements are unaffected and elegant; they dress in exquisite taste; and with a grace peculiarly their own, their manners have a fascination and witchery which is perfectly irresistible.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • She had, it is true, no fortune, but that of my friend was ample; and he delighted in the anticipation of indulging her in every elegant pursuit, and administering to those delicate tastes and fancies that spread a kind of witchery about the sex. — “Her life,” said he, “shall be like a fairy tale.”

    The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon

  • Their manners and movements are unaffected and elegant; they dress in exquisite taste; and with a grace peculiarly their own, their manners have a fascination and witchery which is perfectly irresistible.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • Among "the Prince's friends" the attacks upon him in the Dublin meetings were regarded as little short of treason; while by himself, it is well known the "witchery" resolutions of 1812 were neither forgotten nor forgiven.

    A Popular History of Ireland : from the Earliest Period to the Emancipation of the Catholics — Complete

  • Among "the Prince's friends" the attacks upon him in the Dublin meetings were regarded as little short of treason; while by himself, it is well known the "witchery" resolutions of 1812 were neither forgotten nor forgiven.

    A Popular History of Ireland : from the Earliest Period to the Emancipation of the Catholics - Volume 2

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  • Words have a certain witchery.

    March 19, 2008

  • That's a good way of putting it.

    March 19, 2008