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Definition of "tormentor" []

  • One that torments. (noun)
  • A hanging at each side of a stage directly behind the proscenium that serves to block the wing area and sidelights from the audience. (noun)
  • A sound-absorbent screen used on a movie set, used to prevent echo. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tormentor" in a sentence
  • "Luckily, his tormentor is less extreme than the examples above."
  • "And she feels with blood-chilling certainty that her mysterious tormentor is perilously close and that she may vanish next."
  • "Jacob Shuster was the name of the man whom she spoke of as her tormentor and master, and from whom she fled."