Incantatory



[in-kan-tey-shuh n] /ˌɪn kænˈteɪ ʃən/

noun
1.
the chanting or uttering of words purporting to have magical power.
2.
the formula employed; a spell or charm.
3.
magical ceremonies.
4.
magic; sorcery.
5.
repetitious wordiness used to conceal a lack of content; obfuscation:
Her prose too often resorts to incantation.
/ɪnˈkæntətrɪ/
adjective
1.
relating to or having the characteristics of an incantation
/ˌɪnkænˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
ritual recitation of magic words or sounds
2.
the formulaic words or sounds used; a magic spell
n.

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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