abracadabra


abracadabra

noun

Definition of ABRACADABRA

1
a spoken word or set of words believed to have magic power <originally, an abracadabra was a cryptogram of the word abracadabra that was repeated in diminishing form until it disappeared entirely—supposedly just like the targeted evil or misfortune>
2
unintelligible or meaningless talk <after some abracadabra the spiritualist announced that we had made contact with the other side>

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