Meaning of “black magic” in the English Dictionary


"black magic" in English

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black magicnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌblæk ˈmædʒ.ɪk/ us /ˌblæk ˈmædʒ.ɪk/

Examples from literature

  • I do not believe that she could practice it, even if she wanted to—I do not believe in black magic. 
  • There is white magic and black magic. 
  • This indeed savored of the blackest magic. 
  • This was the cult of Satanism, or black magic. 
  • Witchcraft, then, is genuine magic—black magic of the devil's colour. 

(Definition of “black magic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)