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magical

[maj-i-kuh l] /ˈmædʒ ɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
produced by or as if by magic:
The change in the appearance of the room was magical.
2.
mysteriously enchanting:
a magical night.
3.
of or relating to magic.
Origin of magical
1545-1555
1545-55; magic + -al1
Related forms
magically, adverb
hypermagical, adjective
hypermagically, adverb
quasi-magical, adjective
quasi-magically, adverb
semimagical, adjective
semimagically, adverb
unmagical, adjective
unmagically, adverb
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magic

/ˈmædʒɪk/
noun
1.
the art that, by use of spells, supposedly invokes supernatural powers to influence events; sorcery
2.
the practice of this art
3.
the practice of illusory tricks to entertain other people; conjuring
4.
any mysterious or extraordinary quality or power: the magic of springtime
5.
like magic, very quickly
adjective
6.
of or relating to magic: a magic spell
7.
possessing or considered to possess mysterious powers: a magic wand
8.
unaccountably enchanting: magic beauty
9.
(informal) wonderful; marvellous; exciting
verb (transitive) -ics, -icking, -icked
10.
to transform or produce by or as if by magic
11.
(foll by away) to cause to disappear by or as if by magic
Derived Forms
magical, adjective
magically, adverb
Word Origin
C14: via Old French magique, from Greek magikē witchcraft, from magosmagus
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Word Origin and History for magical
adj.

1550s, from magic (n.) + -al (1). Related: Magically.

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