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snake charmer

n.
One who uses rhythmic music and body movements to control snakes.

snake charmer

n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) an entertainer, esp in Asia, who charms or appears to charm snakes by playing music and by rhythmic body movements

snake′ charm`er


n.
an entertainer who seems to charm venomous snakes, usu. by music.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snake charmer - a performer who uses movements and music to control snakessnake charmer - a performer who uses movements and music to control snakes
performer, performing artist - an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
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snake charmer

nincantatore m di serpenti
References in classic literature ?
And there were lovely horses and animals in cages, and clowns on horseback; and at the very end came a little red and gold chariot drawn by two ponies, and in it, sitting on a velvet cushion, was the snake charmer, all dressed in satin and spangles.
Though the time has changed drastically and thanks to the internet, people know that India is not a country of snake charmers anymore, there are snob people with disinterest and misconception regarding our culture.
Summary: Authorities say will wait for the reptiles to leave instead of asking snake charmers to catch them
27 -- The Wildlife SOS Rapid Response unit received a call on their 24-hr rescue helpline (9871963535) about two snake charmers that were spotted in a residential colony in Dwarka, Sector-15.
Taking place on October 28 at the Marriott Hotel in Gosforth, the charity ball will carry an African theme, where guests will enjoy a red carpet entrance and drinks reception, followed by a three course meal and a disco, with exotic entertainment throughout the evening including fire-eaters, snake charmers and African dancers and musicians.
Snake charmers, rock stars of the square, claim their ground with cheap carpets on which they deposit numerous rubber snakes to give volume to the handful of living ones they actually possess.
Last month, a pair of cobras was caught from the record room by a team of four snake charmers after strenuous efforts.
It is especially vibrant at night attracting snake charmers, acrobats, musicians, monkey trainers, herb sellers, dancers and even dentists.
The world used to think this is country of snake charmers and black magic.
com/Entertainment/oprah-winfrey-defends-criticism-indian-viewers/story) told ABC News , "It's all the stereotypes and all the cliches the West has, between the elephants and the palaces and the snake charmers and cows.
Born and brought up in a traditional family of Snake Charmers, a nomadic tribe, Gulabo popularly known as Gulabo Sapera has taken the traditional folk dance "Kalbelia" to new heights and her name is now synonymous with the "Kalbelia".
A SCOT on a photography expedition to India thought he was going to die after being kidnapped by snake charmers.