magical

adjective

mag·​i·​cal ˈma-ji-kəl How to pronounce magical (audio)
1
: of, relating to, characterized by, or producing magic : magic
magical powers
a story set in a magical world
a magical charm/spell/incantation
an amulet believed to have magical properties
2
: produced by or as if by magic
a magical transformation
words that seemed to have a magical effect
3
: extremely or extraordinarily pleasant, enjoyable, or exciting
a magical evening
On that first magical morning in London, my heart and spirit turned everything into delight.Russell Baker
The 2008 presidential race was almost a dead heat and the entire year leading up to the election had been a magical time to work on a live satirical sketch comedy show.Amy Poehler
magically adverb
magically transformed
a change that happened almost magically
Some officers seem to rise magically through the ranks, immune to criticism that would trip up others. Mark Thompson

Examples of magical in a Sentence

the gym was decorated to resemble a magical wonderland for the party modern aviation must seem magical to someone who doesn't understand basic aeronautics the child prodigy's musical talent is so spectacular that it seems magical
Recent Examples on the Web No specific details were shared about how it would be adapted, but the stage show is an operatic water ballet about a young Sicilian boy transported to a magical realm. Brian Welk, IndieWire, 27 June 2024 The show, which drops today on Prime Video and is based on the books of the same name, also contains plenty of cursing (not the magical kind), anachronisms and a sprinkle of romantasy (a sub-plot involves persecution of people who can turn into animals at will). K.j. Yossman, Variety, 27 June 2024 The reality is that no magical shield can protect citizens forever. Geoff Brumfiel, NPR, 27 June 2024 There, Jared stumbles upon a boggart and learns that magical creatures truly exist, though his great-aunt Lucinda (Charlayne Woodard) is the only one who believes him. Matt Grobar, Deadline, 27 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for magical 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of magical was in the 15th century

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“Magical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/magical. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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