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Definition 1: an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for magic in the sense of this definition

(magic is a kind of ...) the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment

"we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal" "an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto"

(... is a kind of magic ) a trick performed with playing cards

(... is a kind of magic ) manual dexterity in the execution of tricks

Definition 2: any art that invokes supernatural powers - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for magic in the sense of this definition

(magic is a kind of ...) a belief in forces beyond ordinary human understanding

(... is a kind of magic ) the power associated with a juju

(... is a kind of magic ) a magic power or magic spell

(... is a kind of magic ) calling up a spirit or devil

(... is a kind of magic ) the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world

(... is a kind of magic ) magic used only for good purposes

Definition 3: possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where magic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • charming incantations
  • magic signs that protect against adverse influence
  • a magical spell
  • 'tis now the very witching time of night
  • wizard wands
  • wizardly powers

Synonyms for magic in the sense of this definition

(magic is similar to ...) 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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