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magical

[maj-i-kuh l] /ˈmædʒ ɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
produced by or as if by magic:
The change in the appearance of the room was magical.
2.
mysteriously enchanting:
a magical night.
3.
of or relating to magic.
Origin of magical
1545-1555
First recorded in 1545-55; magic + -al1
Related forms
magically, adverb
hypermagical, adjective
hypermagically, adverb
quasi-magical, adjective
quasi-magically, adverb
semimagical, adjective
semimagically, adverb
unmagical, adjective
unmagically, adverb
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  • All the magical phrases in the play are phrases of jealousy, passion, and pity.

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • But for this magical aid, Olivo's lot would still have been the same.

    Casanova's Homecoming Arthur Schnitzler
  • Such is the magical action and reaction of minds upon each other.

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
  • That she should ask anything in these magical days that he could not at once lay at her feet!

    The Coryston Family Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Some of the oldest romances in the world have to do with the magical operation of the mirror.

    Storyology

    Benjamin Taylor
Word Origin and History for magical
adj.

1550s, from magic (n.) + -al (1). Related: Magically.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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