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incantation

noun [C or U]     /ˌɪn.kænˈteɪ.ʃən/
(the performance of) words that are believed to have a magical effect when spoken or sung : Around the fire , tribal elders chanted incantations.Meditation, religious chanting and spiritual statesMagic
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