noun, plural tal·is·mans.
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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
Example sentences from the Web for talisman
Cheney mentions the 9/11 attacks again and again, although ten years later, the talismanic effect has largely worn off.
This talismanic word changes the current of my thoughts at once.
They adopted the celebrated "Georgia Platform," whose utterances were talismanic.Robert Toombs|Pleasant A. Stovall
This supposed connection between the metals and planets also played an important part in Talismanic Magic.Alchemy: Ancient and Modern|H. Stanley Redgrove
Riding behind Pearl you uttered the talismanic word in the thinnest thread of a whisper and instantly she stopped.Europe Revised|Irvin S. Cobb
I had lost the talismanic pin I always stuck in the bolster of my bed.