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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
(Definition of magic noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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