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magical

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Pronunciation: /ˈmadʒɪk(ə)l
 
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Definition of magical in English:

adjective

1Relating to, using, or resembling magic: magical healing powers
More example sentences
  • Adding an extra magical touch were the mechanical swans on the lake backdrop and the beautiful sparkling tulle costumes.
  • A supremely gifted player with a magical touch, he combined charm and nastiness in almost equal measure.
  • Transforming the party's policies for the next election will require a truly magical touch.
Synonyms
supernatural, magic, occult, mystical, mystic, paranormal, preternatural, other-worldly, spectral, ghostly, secret, dark, cryptic, uncanny, cabbalistic, shamanistic
2Beautiful or delightful in a way that seems removed from everyday life: it was a magical evening of pure nostalgia
More example sentences
  • The next morning, Fiona woke up thinking about her magical evening at the prom with Dom.
  • The sun is conquering the winter and lends a magical enchantment to the snow.
  • It is the job of poets and mystics to show us the ordinary and everyday in a magical light.
Synonyms
extraordinary, remarkable, exceptional, outstanding, incredible, phenomenal, unbelievable, inconceivable, unimaginable, amazing, astonishing, astounding, stunning, staggering, marvellous, magnificent, wonderful, sensational, breathtaking, miraculous, singular, uncommon, unheard of, unique, unparalleled, unprecedented, unusual, unusually good, too good to be true, superlative, prodigious, surpassing, rare
informal fantastic, fabulous, stupendous, out of this world, terrific, tremendous, brilliant, mind-boggling, mind-blowing, awesome, stellar
literary wondrous
enchanting, entrancing, spellbinding, bewitching, beguiling, fascinating, captivating, alluring, enthralling, charming, attractive, appealing, magnetic, irresistible, intriguing, engaging, hypnotic, mesmerizing, mesmeric, intoxicating, heady, seductive, inviting, idyllic, wonderful, magnificent, superb, glorious, sublime, lovely, delightful, beautiful, too good to be true
informal dreamy, heavenly, divine, gorgeous, mind-blowing

Derivatives

magically

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • If I could magically change one thing about myself, I would probably want to lose weight.
  • The veil was also believed to magically have the power to ward off surrounding evils that wish to harm the bride.
  • The Queen walks past layer upon layer of sumptuous jewels, magically lighting them up as she goes.

Words that rhyme with magical

tragical

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