snake charmer


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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
Translations

snake charmer

nincantatore m di serpenti
References in classic literature ?
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