Definition of magical in English:


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  • 1Relating to, using, or resembling magic.

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

    ‘it was a magical evening of pure nostalgia’
    • ‘The next morning, Fiona woke up thinking about her magical evening at the prom with Dom.’
    • ‘The sun is conquering the winter and lends a magical enchantment to the snow.’
    • ‘It is the job of poets and mystics to show us the ordinary and everyday in a magical light.’
    • ‘Your article was a delight, featuring the magical friendship of Raymond and Miles.’
    • ‘Rosemary and Yvan could not help being enchanted by the village's charm and magical setting.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Lights both overhead and around the periphery make the courtyard magical at night.’
    • ‘It is fortunate, then, that the Old City is one of the most magical and beautiful places that can be visited by man.’
    • ‘As fascinating and magical as this world is, it's filled to the brim with hostile beasts and hidden dangers.’
    • ‘It was a magical evening in so many ways and one I'll never forget.’
    • ‘A layer of fresh snow covered the ground, making the whole place seem magical.’
    • ‘Those who come to Clifden on Ice are guaranteed a wonderful, unique and magical time.’
    • ‘As the sun sets on the magical wonderland of sand, sky and water, another day in paradise always beckons.’
    • ‘Choose a practice to organize your thoughts and transform the everyday world into something magical.’
    • ‘The school was transformed into a magical wonderland where the children met Santa and two of his elves.’
    • ‘It was a magical evening which had been opened by the Vocal Union and ended on a high when the two choirs joined together.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    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
    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
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/ˈmajəkəl/ /ˈmædʒəkəl/


Late 15th century from Latin magicus (see magic) + -al.