Definition of black magic in English:

black magic

noun

  • Magic involving the supposed invocation of evil spirits for evil purposes.

    • ‘Zombies are dead bodies with no souls, created by the black magic of voodoo sorcerers.’
    • ‘She claimed to understand black magic and to possess clairvoyance, ESP, and other senses unsubstantiated by science.’
    • ‘In rural areas, difficulties in pregnancy are often blamed on evil spirits or black magic.’
    • ‘According to him, mysticism must be differentiated from black magic.’
    • ‘There's plenty of wealth and black magic in the film, but it's also enthralling good company.’
    • ‘About half of the population believe in telepathy, the evil eye and black magic, and that dreams can be prophetic.’
    • ‘I am from Kerala, a place notorious for evil-worship and black magic.’
    • ‘It was explained that the healer had nothing to do with black magic or witchcraft.’
    • ‘Journalism wasn't some mystical black magic that my grandmother couldn't do for some extra cash.’
    • ‘There was just no way his disappearance could have happened beyond black magic or witchcraft.’
    • ‘You were put under a spell by black magic, and only black magic can reverse it.’
    • ‘I don't know whether you believe in witchcraft, sorcery, black magic, and all that kind of thing.’
    • ‘In rural folklore, the intersection of two roads was often regarded as an evil place, the site of black magic.’
    • ‘Everyone believed that she was an evil, witchy person who practiced dark, black magic by night.’
    • ‘There is no black magic or witchcraft behind this self-help treatment.’
    • ‘Wrestlers wore amulets to ward off evil spirits and black magic from their opponents.’
    • ‘In addition, he distinguished between the benevolent occult arts and black magic.’
    • ‘It was her involvement in astronomy and astrology that purportedly aligned her with black magic and divination.’
    • ‘I'd like to know how magic, especially black magic, is used in everyday's life.’
    • ‘I would've told them that Fay and I don't do black magic, that it's only white magic we practice.’
    sorcery, magic, witchcraft, wizardry, necromancy, enchantment, spellworking, incantation, the supernatural, occultism, the occult, the black arts, devilry
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Pronunciation

black magic

/ˈˌblak ˈˌmajik//ˈˌblæk ˈˌmædʒɪk/