magic noun

1 secret power

ADJ. black

VERB + MAGIC do, practise He earns extra money doing magic at children's parties. People found guilty of practising black magic were hanged. | believe in I don't believe in magic. | work

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

PREP. by ~ The rabbit disappeared by magic.

PHRASES as if by magic The money had reappeared as if by magic.

2 special quality

ADJ. absolute, pure, sheer The show is three hours of pure magic.

QUANT. touch The fireworks brought a touch of magic to the occasion.

VERB + MAGIC work A hot bath and a good night's sleep worked their usual magic.