snake charmer
noun Date: 1836 an entertainer who exhibits a professed power to charm or fascinate venomous snakes

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • snake charmer — snake charmers also snake charmers N COUNT A snake charmer is a person who entertains people by controlling the behaviour of a snake, for example by playing music and causing the snake to rise out of a basket and drop back in again …   English dictionary

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  • snake-charmer — snakeˈ charmer noun A person who handles snakes and gets them to perform rhythmical movements • • • Main Entry: ↑snake …   Useful english dictionary

  • snake charmer — snake .charmer n someone who controls snakes by playing music to them, in order to entertain people …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • snake charmer — ► NOUN ▪ an entertainer who appears to make snakes move by playing music …   English terms dictionary

  • snake charmer — n. an entertainer who seems to hypnotize snakes by means of movements or music …   English World dictionary

  • snake charmer — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms snake charmer : singular snake charmer plural snake charmers someone who can control a snake s behaviour by playing a musical instrument …   English dictionary

  • snake charmer — noun a performer who uses movements and music to control snakes • Hypernyms: ↑performer, ↑performing artist * * * noun, pl ⋯ ers [count] : someone who appears to make snakes move by playing music to them * * * ˈsnake charmer [snake charmer] …   Useful english dictionary

  • snake charmer — snake′ charm er n. an entertainer who seems to charm venomous snakes, usu. by music • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • snake charmer — noun A performer who entertains crowds doing impressive tricks with dangerous snakes. See Also: snake charming …   Wiktionary

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