Examples of abracadabra in a Sentence
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
after some abracadabra the spiritualist announced that we had made contact with “the other side”
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And that the shareholders will then subsequently spend that money buying things—a new car, a new refrigerator, perhaps—and abracadabra, the economy will be set on fire for the first time in more than a decade.
Take Loren Brichter, the designer who created pull-to-refresh (the downward abracadabra swipe that prompts new app content to load).
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Origin and Etymology of abracadabra
First Known Use: 1565See Words from the same year
Synonymsspell, bewitchment, charm, conjuration, enchantment, glamour (also glamor), hex, incantation, invocation, whammy
Related Wordscantrip [chiefly Scottish], curse, jinx; bewitchery, conjuring, magic, mojo, necromancy, sorcery, voodoo, voodooism, witchcraft, witchery, wizardry; amulet, charm, fetish (also fetich), phylactery, talisman
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