Advertisement

incantation (n.)

"art or act of enchanting by uttering magical words, with ceremonies supposed to have magical power; the formula of words or the ceremony employed," late 14c., from Old French incantacion "spell, exorcism" (13c.), from Late Latin incantationem (nominative incantatio) "art of enchanting," noun of action from past-participle stem of incantare "to bewitch, charm, cast a spell upon, chant magic over, sing spells" (see enchantment).

Others are reading

Advertisement
Definitions of incantation from WordNet

incantation (n.)
a ritual recitation of words or sounds believed to have a magical effect;
Synonyms: conjuration
From wordnet.princeton.edu