Definition of sigil in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsijəl/


1An inscribed or painted symbol considered to have magical power.
Example sentences
  • He used to paint his sigils onto the speakers of radios - empowering the sound!
  • There seems to be only so much power a sigil can summon, so to speak.
  • He's also said to have created the Baphomet sigil, based on the inverted pentagram.
1.1 archaic A seal: the supply wains bore the High King’s sigil
More example sentences
  • "Then you will graciously endorse the document with your sigil," said the woman.
  • Wessex replaced the sigil within the drawer, beside another ring.
1.2 literary A sign or symbol.


Late Middle English: from late Latin sigillum 'sign'.

Words that rhyme with sigil

strigil, vigil

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Syllabification: sig·il

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