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Meaning of “magic” - Learner’s Dictionary

magic

noun [U]     /ˈmædʒɪk/
SPECIAL POWERS
A2 special powers that can make things happen that seem impossible: Do you believe in magic?Magic
ENTERTAINMENT
A2 clever actions intended to entertain people, often making objects appear and disappearCarnival, fairground and circus
SPECIAL QUALITY
B2 a quality that makes something or someone seem special or exciting: No one could fail to be charmed by the magic of this beautiful city.Exceptional qualities, things and people
as if by magic
in a way that is surprising and impossible to explain: Food would appear on the table every day, as if by magic. →  See also black magic Surprising and shockingMaking people sad, shocked and upset
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