noun, plural tal·is·mans.
Words nearby talisman
Origin of talisman
OTHER WORDS FROM talismantal·is·man·ic [tal-is-man-ik, -iz-] /ˌtæl ɪsˈmæn ɪk, -ɪz-/, tal·is·man·i·cal, adjectivetal·is·man·i·cal·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for talisman
The “it” bag was born–a talisman of stylishness and a signifier of insider savvy.
She kept a copy of The Ambassadors as a talisman on her writing desk when she was working for seven years on her novel Trust.
Lucky ones might take home something that was touched by the artist; a talisman.
He immediately demanded of her the little bag with the talisman.
All recognised his devotedness in their cause, and his very name was a talisman for courage in every humble cabin around.St. Patrick's Eve|Charles James Lever
This night she drew forth her talisman, the photograph of the abbé, and tried to find some strength by considering it.Black Diamonds|Mr Jkai
You must wait until some one plots against you and the talisman will answer that question.The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton|Wardon Allan Curtis
Variety is the talisman by which she commands all hearts and gained her monarch's.Vivian Grey|Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli