amulet

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noun am·u·let \ˈam-yə-lət\

Definition of amulet

  1. :  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)

Examples of amulet in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of amulet

Latin amuletum


First Known Use: 1584


AMULET Defined for English Language Learners

amulet

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noun am·u·let \ˈam-yə-lət\

Definition of amulet for English Language Learners

  • : a small object worn to protect the person wearing it against bad things (such as illness, bad luck, etc.)


AMULET Defined for Kids

amulet

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noun am·u·let \ˈam-yə-lət\

Definition of amulet for Students

  1. :  a small object worn as a charm against evil



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