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Incantation - Definition

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Poetry Definition

Words/lines which are spoken or chanted in a magical fashion e,g. the witches in Macbeth: 'Fair is foul, and foul is fair'.

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Standard Definition

[n] a ritual recitation of words or sounds believed to have a magical effect

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conjuration - (4 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\In`can*ta"tion\, n. [L. incantatio, fr. incantare to chant a magic formula over one: cf. F. incantation. See {Enchant}.]
1. The act or process of using formulas sung or spoken, with occult ceremonies, for the purpose of raising spirits, producing enchantment, or affecting other magical results; enchantment. ``Mysterious ceremony and incantation.'' --Burke.
2. A formula of words used as above.

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