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American English: /əˈkəlt/
British English: /ɒˈkʌlt/
, /ˈɒkʌlt/

Translation of occult in Spanish:


  • the occult
    las ciencias ocultas
    el ocultismo


  • 1.1
    1.2 (secret, esoteric) [formal]
    Example sentences
    • Her plots depend on the occult power of art and the frailty of our ordinary healthy relation to the world.
    • The result is witchcraft practised as an occult art, operating primarily through spells and curses.
    • Americans have significantly increased their belief in psychic, paranormal and occult phenomena over the past decade, the Gallup Poll notes.
    Example sentences
    • Every culture has its avant-garde, and every avant-garde has its own occult language.
    • Since my initiation, very few outside of my Order knew of my initiation or of my occult involvement.
    • That's what is so disappointing about using the Net to organize occult communities.

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