am·​u·​let | \ ˈam-yə-lət How to pronounce amulet (audio) \

Definition of amulet

: a charm (such as an ornament) often inscribed with a magic incantation or symbol to aid the wearer or protect against evil (such as disease or witchcraft)

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Examples of amulet in a Sentence

a small cross made of goat bone was worn in the Middle Ages as an amulet to ward off evil
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First Known Use of amulet

1584, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amulet

borrowed from Latin amulētum, of obscure origin

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18 May 2022

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“Amulet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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am·​u·​let | \ ˈam-yə-lət How to pronounce amulet (audio) \

Kids Definition of amulet

: a small object worn as a charm against evil

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