Definition of snake charmer in US English:

snake charmer


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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It was a distinctly Far Eastern piece of music, with the rhythmic drum beat and shrill melody of the snake charmer's flute.’
    • ‘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.’


snake charmer

/ˈsnāk ˌCHärmər//ˈsneɪk ˌtʃɑrmər/