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English definition of “magic word”

magic word

noun [C usually singular]    
a word said by someone performing a trick to help it work successfully: I'll just say the magic word and the rabbit will disappear - Abracadabra!Magic
(Definition of magic word noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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