Meaning of “incantation” in the English Dictionary

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"incantation" in British English

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incantationnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌɪn.kænˈteɪ.ʃən/ us /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.

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

"incantation" in American English

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incantationnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˌɪnˌkænˈteɪ·ʃən/

the saying of words believed to have a magical effect when spoken or sung:

[ C ] She recited an incantation designed to protect the planet.

(Definition of “incantation” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)