magical

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Etymology[edit]

From magic +‎ -al.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈmædʒɪkəl/
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magical (comparative more magical, superlative most magical)

  1. Of, relating to, or by means of magic.
    • 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 109:
      But the vulva is the magical wound that bleeds and heals itself every month, and because it bleeds in sympathy with the dark of the moon, the vulva is an expression not of physiology but of cosmology.
  2. Enchanting.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, “Foreword”, in The China Governess[1]:
      He stood transfixed before the unaccustomed view of London at night time, a vast panorama which reminded him […] of some wood engravings far off and magical, in a printshop in his childhood.
    The fireworks created a magical atmosphere in that beautiful summer night.

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