noun, plural tal·is·mans.
- talipes planus,
- talipes valgus,
- talipes varus,
- talk about,
- talk around,
- talk at,
- talk back
Origin of talisman
Examples from the Web for talismanic
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
noun plural -mans
Word Origin for talisman
1630s, from French talisman, in part via Arabic tilsam (plural tilsaman), a Greek loan-word; in part directly from Byzantine Greek telesma "talisman, religious rite, payment," earlier "consecration, ceremony," originally "completion," from telein "perform (religious rites), pay (tax), fulfill," from telos "completion, end, tax" (see tele-).