incantation

[ in-kan-tey-shuhn ]SEE DEFINITION OF incantation
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The incantation that had never yet failed of its hated purpose was pronounced in vain.

This door should only open to the incantation of "Taraporevala."

No; this was the incantation reserved for souls athirst for fame, of virtue emulous.

Had the Sirens only to utter this one incantation, and was every listener constrained to stay?

By the command of Anu, Anatum, and Belit, recite the incantation.

The word used is tû which means a charm or incantation in general.

He took a deep breath, as if he were about to spit out an incantation.

It was the power of vision and movement, the power of spell and incantation.

He heard a rustling in the hedge, and the incantation suddenly ceased.

First of all, then, the intoning and the chanting acted on him exactly like an incantation.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French incantacion "spell, exorcism" (13c.), from Latin incantationem (nominative incantatio) "art of enchanting," noun of action from past participle stem of incantare "bewitch, charm," literally "sing spells" (see enchantment).

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