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magical Explained

magical at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


magical at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

1 very enjoyable, exciting or romantic, in a strange or special way: --that magical evening we spent together//
2 relating to magic or able to do magic: --magical powers// -- magically/-kli/ adv //

magical at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

43 Moby Thesaurus words for "magical":
bewitched, bright, brilliant, cantrip, charismatic, enchanted,
glamorous, glorious, hoodoo, illustrious, incantational,
incantatory, lustrous, magian, magic, miraculous, necromantic,
numinous, prodigious, radiant, resplendent, shaman, shamanic,
shamanist, shamanistic, shining, sorcerous, splendent, splendid,
splendorous, splendrous, talismanic, thaumaturgic, voodoo,
voodooistic, weird, witch, witchlike, witchy, wizardlike, wizardly,
wonder-working, wondrous

magical at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Sorcery): magic, magical, mystic, weird, cabalistic, incantatory, charmed, occult.

magical at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 containing magic; used in magic:
magical powers * Her words had a magical effect on us. * Mercury was believed to possess magical properties.
2 (informal) wonderful; very enjoyable:
a truly magical feeling * We spent a magical week in Paris. * There is something magical about the pure exchange of love between parent and child.
magically adverb:
She looked about in the faint hope that Simon might magically appear from nowhere.

Magical at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Magic \Mag"ic\, Magical \Mag"ic*al\, a. [L. magicus, Gr. ?, fr.
?: cf. F. magique. See {Magi}.]
1. Pertaining to the hidden wisdom supposed to be possessed
by the Magi; relating to the occult powers of nature, and
the producing of effects by their agency.

2. Performed by, or proceeding from, occult and superhuman
agencies; done by, or seemingly done by, enchantment or
sorcery. Hence: Seemingly requiring more than human power;
imposing or startling in performance; producing effects
which seem supernatural or very extraordinary; having
extraordinary properties; as, a magic lantern; a magic
square or circle.

The painter's magic skill. --Cowper.

Note: Although with certain words magic is used more than
magical, -- as, magic circle, magic square, magic wand,
-- we may in general say magic or magical; as, a magic
or magical effect; a magic or magical influence, etc.
But when the adjective is predicative, magical, and not
magic, is used; as, the effect was magical.

{Magic circle}, a series of concentric circles containing the
numbers 12 to 75 in eight radii, and having somewhat
similar properties to the magic square.

{Magic humming bird} (Zo["o]l.), a Mexican humming bird
({Iache magica}), having white downy thing tufts.

{Magic lantern}. See {Lantern}.

{Magic square}, numbers so disposed in parallel and equal
rows in the form of a square, that each row, taken
vertically, horizontally, or diagonally, shall give the
same sum, the same product, or an harmonical series,
according as the numbers taken are in arithmetical,
geometrical, or harmonical progression.

{Magic wand}, a wand used by a magician in performing feats
of magic.

magical at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj : possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to
supernatural powers; "charming incantations"; "magic
signs that protect against adverse influence"; "a
magical spell"; "'tis now the very witching time of
night"- Shakespeare; "wizard wands"; "wizardly powers"
[syn: {charming}, {magic}, {sorcerous}, {witching(a)},
{wizard(a)}, {wizardly}]

magical at English (WD) Of Explained:


Alternative forms

* magicall Inter: qualifier » obsolete


From Inter: suffix » magic|al.


* Inter: IPA » /ˈmædʒɪkəl/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"m{dZIk@l/
  • Inter: IPA » /ˈmædʒɪkɯl/


    Inter: en-ad » j

  • Of or relating to magic.
    1. Enchanting.
    2. : The fireworks created a magical atmosphere in that beautiful summer night.


      Inter: trans-top » relating to magic

  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|magisch
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|galdra-, Inter: t- » is|göldróttur|m
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|rúnda
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|magicus, Inter: t- » la|magus

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|magiczny|m
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|magic
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|čaroben, Inter: t- » sl|magičen

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » enchanting
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|betoverend, Inter: t+ » nl|magisch
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|töfrandi, Inter: t- » is|töfrum líkt

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|fascinans, Inter: t- » la|magicus, Inter: t- » la|magus
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|magic, Inter: t+ » ro|fermecător, Inter: t- » ro|încântător

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:en:Occult -
    Translation: et » magical
    Translation: el » magical
    Translation: fr » magical
    Translation: ko » magical
    Translation: io » magical
    Translation: kn » magical
    Translation: hu » magical
    Translation: my » magical
    Translation: ja » magical
    Translation: pl » magical
    Category: simple:magical -
    Translation: fi » magical
    Translation: sv » magical
    Translation: ta » magical
    Translation: tr » magical
    Translation: vi » magical
    Translation: zh » magical