[maj-i-kuh l]


produced by or as if by magic: The change in the appearance of the room was magical.
mysteriously enchanting: a magical night.
of or relating to magic.

Nearby words

  1. magic mushroom,
  2. magic number,
  3. magic realism,
  4. magic square,
  5. magic wand,
  6. magical thinking,
  7. magically,
  8. magician,
  9. magick,
  10. magilp

Origin of magical

First recorded in 1545–55; magic + -al1

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for magical



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper