1 secret power
cast, do, perform, practise/practice

He earns extra money doing magic at children's parties.

People found guilty of practising/practicing black magic were hanged.

believe in

I don't believe in magic.

channel, use

Prospero uses his magic to attack them.

conjure (esp. AmE), conjure up (esp. BrE), summon (esp. AmE)

The magic slowly begins to work, and the princess starts to come to life again.

by magic

The rabbit disappeared by magic.

as if by magic

The money had reappeared as if by magic.

2 special quality
absolute, pure, sheer

The show is three hours of pure magic.

movie, musical

Fans agree the musical magic is still there.

element (esp. AmE), touch

The fireworks brought a touch of magic to the occasion.

conjure, weave, work

A hot bath and a good night's sleep worked their usual magic.

create, recapture, recreate

The film fails to recapture the magic of his earlier films.

experience, feel

Visitors can experience the magic of age-old traditions and historical sites.


Many people think he has lost his magic as a player.


It's the director's job to make the magic happen.

Magic is used with these nouns: ↑bullet, ↑carpet, ↑circle, ↑door, ↑dust, ↑formula, ↑ingredient, ↑lamp, ↑moment, ↑mushroom, ↑power, ↑realism, ↑show, ↑spell, ↑touch, ↑trick, ↑word

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