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magic

mag·ic

magic

 
pronunciation:
mae jihk
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: supernatural control of physical forces or events, as by spells or ritual actions.
synonyms:
conjuration, necromancy, sorcery, thaumaturgy, witchcraft
similar words:
black art, black magic, demonology, hoodoo, occultism, Satanism, shamanism, voodoo, wizardry
definition 2: trickery meant to entertain by suggesting such supernatural control; sleight of hand.
 
synonyms:
legerdemain, prestidigitation, sleight of hand
similar words:
hocus-pocus, trickery
definition 3: the words, actions, or spells used by someone practicing such control or trickery.
synonyms:
abracadabra, charm, conjuration, enchantment, hocus-pocus, incantation, invocation, rune, spell
similar words:
hex, mumbo jumbo
definition 4: an overpowering, exceptional, or mysterious quality or influence.
the magic of her singing
synonyms:
alchemy, charisma, enchantment, magnetism, spell, witchcraft
similar words:
allure, charm, hocus-pocus, mesmerism, talisman
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, concerning, or used in the practice of magic.
a magic spell
similar words:
arcane, charmed, mystic, mystical, spellbound
definition 2: produced by or as if by magic.
a magic castle
synonyms:
bewitched, charmed, enchanted
similar words:
legendary, miraculous, mystic, mystical, spellbound
Word Parts
The word magic contains the following part:
-ic Latin and Greek adjective-forming suffix that means like, pertaining to
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The suffix -ic attaches to roots and words of Greek or Latin origin to form adjectives. A few words ending in -ic (magic , critic , music ) were adjectives that became nouns in Greek before they entered English, also as nouns.