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witching Line breaks: witch|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈwɪtʃɪŋ/

Definition of witching in English:


[mass noun]
The practice of witchcraft: [as modifier]: my hideous appearance and witching skills


the witching hour
Midnight (with reference to the belief that witches are active and magic takes place at that time).
[With allusion to the witching time of night from Shakespeare's Hamlet ( iii. ii. 377)]
Example sentences
  • A thousand children were packed into stands on the Castle Esplanade to be entertained by fire-eaters, torch throwers and jugglers as the witching hour - midnight - approached.
  • Maybe it was just because it was Halloween night, midnight, the witching hour upon us, and I was just projecting.
  • We may not know the outcome until well past midnight on the East Coast, but sometime in the witching hour, we shall receive the final tally.
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