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Main Entry: mag·ic
Pronunciation: primarystressmaj-ik
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English magique "use of supernatural powers," from early French magique (same meaning), from Latin magice (same meaning), derived from Greek magikos "magical, relating to magi," from magos "Persian priest, sorcerer" --related to MAGI
1 : the power to control natural forces that is possessed by certain persons (as wizards and witches) in folktales and fiction
2 a : a power that seems mysterious <the magic of a great name> b : something that charms <the magic of their singing>
3 : the art or skill of performing tricks or illusions as if by magic for entertainment
- magic adjective
- mag·i·cal /primarystressmaj-i-kschwal/ adjective
- mag·i·cal·ly /-i-k(schwa-)lemacron/ adverb

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