from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. constituting, employing, dealing with, or suitable for use in incantation
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Dealing by enchantment; magical.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Dealing by enchantment; practised in incantation; magical.
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What some readers will call incantatory began to feel, at times, somewhat repetitive, making me appreciate those moments when a more colloquial voice, usually another speaker, was introduced in a poem, as in "An Idea of Return."
Even for us, 'playing' with "Onyx" -- watching scenes unfold, linking strands of narrative differently each time -- has a kind of incantatory quality.
And they have a kind of incantatory, repetitive but -- but incantatory eloquence that is much more apparent, and even the meanings, I think, more apparent if you read it aloud.
Through a kind of incantatory or sacrificial rite, they try to call up and reinstate the tropes, schemas or words which to them distinguish professorial language.
Consider my exercise some kind of incantatory ritual -- a talisman -- meant to hold off the bad spirits just as, when I arrive in Beijing in winter and find the mercury near zero (an increasing rarity these last years) or stumble into a snowstorm in New York City, I’m relieved.
The poem's incantatory ending, "Tomorrow is calling/Tomorrow is calling/Do not be afraid," is both a call for strength and for action.
I need to write a story where the incantatory magic system is based on the Latin names of fungi.
We know the characters as archetypes; we know their broad traits and their incantatory phrases.
Her incantatory, floaty voice and exciting stage presence energized a set that harmonized Gael Rakotondrabe's glorious piano/keyboards and Tez's jaw-dropping beatbox gifts, with sister Bianca's ruthless word wizardry.
Another note, this one handed to him by Lama Katie after the morning cleanup in the temple and the incantatory scraping of the baked-on oatmeal from the depths of the communal cook pot.