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1. Of, relating to, or produced by magic.
2. Enchanting; bewitching: a magical performance of the ballet.

mag′i·cal·ly adv.
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(ˈmædʒ ɪ kəl)

1. produced by or as if by magic: a magical change.
2. enchanting: a magical night.
3. of or pertaining to magic.
mag′i•cal•ly, adv.
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1. 'magic' used as a noun

Magic is a special power that occurs in children's stories and that some people believe exists. It can make apparently impossible things happen.

Janoo-Bai was suspected of practising magic.
2. 'magic' used as an adjective

You use magic in front of a noun to indicate that an object or utterance does things or appears to do things by magic.

...a magic potion.
...the magic password.
3. 'magical'

Magical can be used with a similar meaning.

...magical garments.
...a magical car.

You also use magical to say that something involves magic or is produced by magic.

...medieval magical practices.
...a little boy who has magical powers.
4. another meaning

Magic and magical can also be used to say that something is wonderful and exciting.

...a truly magic moment.
The journey had lost its magical quality.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.magical - possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powersmagical - possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers; "charming incantations"; "magic signs that protect against adverse influence"; "a magical spell"; "'tis now the very witching time of night"- Shakespeare; "wizard wands"; "wizardly powers"
supernatural - not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material; "supernatural forces and occurrences and beings"
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1. supernatural, magic, mystical, mystic, occult, other-worldly, paranormal, preternatural the story of a little boy who has magical powers
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Having, brought about by, or relating to supernatural powers or magic:
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سِحْريسِحْرَيّفاتِن، جَميل جِدا
heillanditöfra-, galdra-
büyülühayranlık uyandıransihirlibüyüleyici
kỳ diệu


[ˈmædʒɪkəl] ADJ
1. (lit) [powers, properties] → mágico
2. (fig)
2.1. (= captivating) [experience, moment] → mágico
2.2. (= miraculous) [transformation] → milagroso
she had undergone a magical transformationhabía sufrido una transformación milagrosa
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[ˈmædʒɪkəl] adj
(fig) (= wonderful) → magique
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adj powers, attraction, lightmagisch; atmosphereunwirklich; the effect was magicaldas wirkte (wahre) Wunder; (visually) → die Wirkung war zauberhaft; magical formulaZauberformel f
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[ˈmædʒɪkl] adjmagico/a
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(ˈmӕdʒik) noun
1. (the charms, spells etc used in) the art or practice of using supernatural forces. The prince was turned by magic into a frog.
2. the art of producing illusions by tricks. The conjuror's magic delighted the children.
3. fascination or great charm. the magic of Turner's paintings.
used in or using magic. a magic wand; a magic spell.
ˈmagical adjective
1. produced by, or as if by, the art of magic. magical power.
2. fascinating; charming or very beautiful. a magical experience.
ˈmagically adverb
maˈgician (məˈdʒiʃən) noun
a person skilled in the art of magic. They hired a magician to entertain the children.
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سِحْرَيّ magický magisk zauberhaft μαγευτικός mágico taianomainen magique čaroban magico 魔術的な 마술적인 betoverend fantastisk magiczny mágico колдовской förtrollande ซึ่งมีเวทมนตร์ büyülü kỳ diệu 有魔力的
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References in classic literature ?
Every little while I want to do something magical, and find I can't because the Belt is gone.
Author of Father Goose-His Book; The Wizard of Oz; The Magical Monarch of Mo; The Enchanted Isle of Yew; The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus; Dot and Tot of Merryland etc.
All these wonders and magical effects which the chronicler has heaped up, or rather embalmed, in his recital, at the risk of rivaling the brain-born scenes of romancers; these splendors whereby night seemed vanquished and nature corrected, together with every delight and luxury combined for the satisfaction of all the senses, as well as the imagination, Fouquet did in real truth offer to his sovereign in that enchanting retreat of which no monarch could at that time boast of possessing an equal.
So I, too, with the rest of the world, was following in the wake of the magical music.
We have discovered that the Crooked Magician has been indulging in his magical arts contrary to Law, and therefore, by Royal Edict, I hereby deprive him of all power to work magic in the future.
We drifted along lazily, very happy, through the magical light of the late afternoon.
With reference to the whaling scene shortly to be described, as well as for the better understanding of all similar scenes elsewhere presented, I have here to speak of the magical, sometimes horrible whale-line.
They seem to be left astern as easily as the light air-bubbles in the swirls of the ship's wake, and vanish into a great silence in which your ship moves on with a sort of magical effect.
One might fancy him, passionate with theories of human equality and human rights, discussing, arguing, fighting behind barricades in Paris, flying before the Austrian cavalry in Milan, imprisoned here, exiled from there, hoping on and upborne ever with the word which seemed so magical, the word Liberty; till at last, broken with disease and starvation, old, without means to keep body and soul together but such lessons as he could pick up from poor students, he found himself in that little neat town under the heel of a personal tyranny greater than any in Europe.
"The belt has magical powers only while it is in some fairy country, such as the Land of Oz, or the Land of Ev.
Technology is almost magical, and ambition for a better life is now universal.
The magical colours disappeared by degrees, and the shades of emerald and sapphire were effaced.