incantatory

/ (ɪnˈkæntətrɪ) /

adjective

relating to or having the characteristics of an incantation

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Example sentences from the Web for incantatory

  • He conducts this ceremony with the greatest solemnity, occasionally pronouncing these incantatory words, "Plate or shell, sah?"

    Physiology of The Opera|John H. Swaby (AKA "Scrici")
  • I then perceived for the first time in my life the mysterious, incantatory, supernatural powers of great eloquence.

    The Wrack of the Storm|Maurice Maeterlinck