Definition of magical in English:



  • 1Relating to, using, or resembling magic:

    ‘magical healing powers’
    • ‘Others have an almost magical ability to pull programs out of the air at the last minute.’
    • ‘A child's imagination and magical thinking are frequently much worse than the reality.’
    • ‘The Argentine tango is magical, intoxicating, romantic, and passionate!’
    • ‘Come back to where you belong, awaken your senses with the magical touch of nature.’
    • ‘Kirby and Jason became magical on their skates smiling and dancing to the delight of the crowd.’
    • ‘It was the menacing warning that Liverpool may just have a rare touch of magical invention up their sleeve.’
    • ‘Our powerful imaginations and spiritual connections give us almost magical abilities.’
    • ‘Nevertheless all were ready for a wonderful treat of that magical voice.’
    • ‘With a cricket ball in hand, his transformation from social knave to spellbinding performer is as magical as his bag of tricks.’
    • ‘A supremely gifted player with a magical touch, he combined charm and nastiness in almost equal measure.’
    • ‘Levet, who won last week's Scottish Open at Loch Lomond to qualify, showed a magical touch with the putter.’
    • ‘Then, of course, there's the Internet's almost magical ability to remove geographical barriers.’
    • ‘The results, on beautifully finished, delicate porcelain, are magical.’
    • ‘It all makes wonderful magical sense until we get to the chapter on greed.’
    • ‘The combination of fruit and a magical touch of oak is irresistible, especially with new-season lamb.’
    • ‘Adding an extra magical touch were the mechanical swans on the lake backdrop and the beautiful sparkling tulle costumes.’
    • ‘Transforming the party's policies for the next election will require a truly magical touch.’
    • ‘BF is also a magical guitar player and now writes the most beautiful of song lyrics.’
    • ‘The result is like a hand-cranked magical music box that surprises and delights.’
    • ‘Yet these same shapes become magical, their edges shimmer and shift, deceive and delight.’
    supernatural, magic, occult, mystical, mystic, paranormal, preternatural, other-worldly, spectral, ghostly, secret, dark, cryptic, uncanny, cabbalistic, shamanistic
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  • 2Beautiful or delightful in a way that seems removed from everyday life:

    ‘it was a magical evening of pure nostalgia’
    • ‘The school was transformed into a magical wonderland where the children met Santa and two of his elves.’
    • ‘A layer of fresh snow covered the ground, making the whole place seem magical.’
    • ‘Many of the buildings which look on to the sea were built in the Twenties in art deco style and look magical in the soft evening sun.’
    • ‘The Fimbles live in a magical valley, a beautiful place like no other.’
    • ‘He can describe the seemingly most mundane of things and make it sound magical.’
    • ‘Those who come to Clifden on Ice are guaranteed a wonderful, unique and magical time.’
    • ‘It was a magical evening in so many ways and one I'll never forget.’
    • ‘Choose a practice to organize your thoughts and transform the everyday world into something magical.’
    • ‘It is the job of poets and mystics to show us the ordinary and everyday in a magical light.’
    • ‘It is fortunate, then, that the Old City is one of the most magical and beautiful places that can be visited by man.’
    • ‘Lights both overhead and around the periphery make the courtyard magical at night.’
    • ‘Rosemary and Yvan could not help being enchanted by the village's charm and magical setting.’
    • ‘As the sun sets on the magical wonderland of sand, sky and water, another day in paradise always beckons.’
    • ‘The sun is conquering the winter and lends a magical enchantment to the snow.’
    • ‘As fascinating and magical as this world is, it's filled to the brim with hostile beasts and hidden dangers.’
    • ‘Your article was a delight, featuring the magical friendship of Raymond and Miles.’
    • ‘The next morning, Fiona woke up thinking about her magical evening at the prom with Dom.’
    • ‘The magical evening was completed with a curry at the nearby award-winning Indian restaurant, Encore.’
    • ‘Even though it was raining, freezing cold and windy most of the time, it is still a wonderful, magical place.’
    • ‘It was a magical evening which had been opened by the Vocal Union and ended on a high when the two choirs joined together.’
    enchanting, entrancing, spellbinding, bewitching, beguiling, fascinating, captivating, alluring, enthralling, charming, attractive, appealing, magnetic, irresistible, intriguing, engaging, hypnotic, mesmerizing, mesmeric, intoxicating, heady, seductive, inviting, idyllic, wonderful, magnificent, superb, glorious, sublime, lovely, delightful, beautiful, too good to be true
    extraordinary, remarkable, exceptional, outstanding, incredible, phenomenal, unbelievable, inconceivable, unimaginable, amazing, astonishing, astounding, stunning, staggering, marvellous, magnificent, wonderful, sensational, breathtaking, miraculous, singular, uncommon, unheard of, unique, unparalleled, unprecedented, unusual, unusually good, too good to be true, superlative, prodigious, surpassing, rare
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