Definition of white magic in English:

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white magic

Pronunciation: /ˈˌ(h)wīt ˈmajik/

noun

Magic used only for good purposes.
Example sentences
  • Working within the confining definitions of black and white magic, this would be a black magic spell.
  • Within Africa, even in highly urbanised and Christianised areas, there exists a wide variety of traditional belief systems that focus on casting and combating spells, essentially forms of black and white magic.
  • In these pieces Umbanda was usually described as ‘a sect that practices black and white magic, as well as exotic rituals.’

Derivatives

white magician

noun
Example sentences
  • Both black magicians and white magicians can be found in Bali, and are widely distributed throughout the island.
  • The white magician has to decide that the group cause is what is important.
  • Rescue comes in the beneficent form of kindly white magicians, that is, white in the sense of being for good, for doing good to people of course.

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Syllabification: white mag·ic

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