incantation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"incantation" in British English

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incantationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌɪn.kænˈteɪ.ʃən/
(the ​performance of) words that are ​believed to have a ​magicaleffect when ​spoken or ​sung: Around the ​fire, ​tribalelders chanted incantations.
(Definition of incantation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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incantationnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌɪnˌkænˈteɪ·ʃən/
the saying of words ​believed to have a ​magicaleffect 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)
Translations of “incantation”
in Spanish sortilegio, encantamiento…
in Vietnamese câu thần chú…
in Malaysian membaca mantera…
in Thai คาถา…
in French incantation…
in German die Beschwörung…
in Chinese (Simplified) 咒语, 念咒…
in Indonesian mantera…
in Chinese (Traditional) 咒語, 唸咒…
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