Origin of incantation
Synonyms for incantation
Related Words for incantationhymn, enchantment, hocus-pocus, abracadabra, necromancy, chant, hoodoo, hex, witchcraft, charm, sorcery, formula, invocation, voodoo, rune, bewitchment, wizardry, conjuring, conjuration
Examples from the Web for incantation
Contemporary Examples of incantation
It is hard to make out exactly what she is saying, but her words act almost like an incantation.Giovanni Zoppé’s Real-Life Family Circus
October 21, 2012
Historical Examples of incantation
The incantation that had never yet failed of its hated purpose was pronounced in vain.Imogen
This door should only open to the incantation of "Taraporevala."Jan and Her Job
L. Allen Harker
No; this was the incantation reserved for souls athirst for fame, of virtue emulous.
Had the Sirens only to utter this one incantation, and was every listener constrained to stay?
By the command of Anu, Anatum, and Belit, recite the incantation.The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria
Word Origin for incantation
late 14c., from Old French incantacion "spell, exorcism" (13c.), from Latin incantationem (nominative incantatio) "art of enchanting," noun of action from past participle stem of incantare "bewitch, charm," literally "sing spells" (see enchantment).