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Definition of "talismanic" [tal•is•man•ic]

  • Of or relating to talismans: talismanic formulas. (adjective)
  • Possessing or believed to possess magic power: a talismanic amulet. (adjective)

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 "talismanic" in a sentence
  • "Inspired by the complex numerical relationships identified in talismanic objects or tables the Iranian artist Yahya Fiuzi creates art by interpreting the numbers as colours."
  • "To my thinking, the inscriptions must have been of that so-called talismanic kind in which these weak heathen believe."
  • "And I enjoy being a so-called talismanic figure - I love being involved and trying to make things happen for others - but more than one man is going to have to play well if we are going to beat England."