American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or produced by magic.
- adj. Enchanting; bewitching: a magical performance of the ballet.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as magic.
- adj. possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers
- From magic + -al. (Wiktionary)
“The word "magical" is one of the most overused words in travel literature, but it is the travel writer's ability to transform the everyday world with a genuine sense of the magical that alone justifies the existence of the genre and makes the loss of a great travel bookshop so particularly sad, even if an American film star never really fell in love with its owner.”
“When Steve Jobs appeared on stage last week to unveil the iPad 2, which hit stores Friday, he said, "People laughed at us for using the word 'magical,' but, you know what, it's turned out to be magical.”
“Esthetically speaking, the notion that the magical is the wonderful is puzzling.”
“She hoped to take advantage of what she called a "magical window" of calm seas and favorable weather forecast to last through the weekend.”
“Though she had vowed there would be no second attempt, this week she flew to Cuba to take advantage of what she called a "magical window" of good weather and sea conditions.”
“And that, my friends, is what I call magical thinking.”
“That what you call magical or spiritual is only methods unlearned.”
“LOS ANGELES Reuters - Paul McCartney on Thursday recalled the shock and fear that engulfed New York in the aftermath of the Sept 11 attacks and what he called the magical power of music in helping to heal those wounds.”
“I always use the word magical - our little magical Ashland.”
“People laughed at us for using the word 'magical,' to describe iPad, but we think it is," Jobs said.”
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