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Definition of "magic" []

  • The art that purports to control or forecast natural events, effects, or forces by invoking the supernatural. (noun)
  • The practice of using charms, spells, or rituals to attempt to produce supernatural effects or control events in nature. (noun)
  • The charms, spells, and rituals so used. (noun)
  • The exercise of sleight of hand or conjuring for entertainment. (noun)
  • A mysterious quality of enchantment: "For me the names of those men breathed the magic of the past” ( Max Beerbohm). (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 "magic" in a sentence
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