incantation

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From Old French incantation, from Latin incantatio

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incantation (plural incantations)

  1. The act or process of using formulas and/or usually rhyming words, sung or spoken, with occult ceremonies, for the purpose of raising spirits, producing enchantment, or creating other magical results.
  2. A formula of words used as above.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin incantātiō. Synchronically analysable as incanter +‎ -ation.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛ̃.kɑ̃.ta.sjɔ̃/

Noun[edit]

incantation f (plural incantations)

  1. incantation

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