Definition of snake charmer in English:

snake charmer

Pronunciation /ˈsnāk ˌCHärmər/ /ˈsneɪk ˌtʃɑrmər/


  • An entertainer who appears to make snakes move by playing music.

    • ‘Recalling his own childhood, Saraswat said he used to have so much leisure time that watching a snake charmer's performance was irresistible anytime the sound of a flute was heard.’
    • ‘Blowing the pipe to the tune of ‘aadu paambe, aadu’, the little snake charmer not only dictates the cobras but also mesmerises the public to hurl paisas from their pockets.’
    • ‘It was a distinctly Far Eastern piece of music, with the rhythmic drum beat and shrill melody of the snake charmer's flute.’
    • ‘It was hauntingly beautiful, and she found herself fascinated by it, in much the same way a cobra would be by a snake charmer.’
    • ‘Despite laws against both unlicensed ownership of a cobra and defanging, snake charmers still perform in India.’


snake charmer

/ˈsnāk ˌCHärmər/ /ˈsneɪk ˌtʃɑrmər/