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in·can·ta·tion

 (ĭn′kăn-tā′shən)
n.
1. Ritual recitation of verbal charms or spells to produce a magic effect.
2.
a. A formula used in ritual recitation; a verbal charm or spell.
b. A conventionalized utterance repeated without thought or aptness; a formula: the pious incantations of the administration.

[Middle English incantacioun, from Old French incantation, from Late Latin incantātiō, incantātiōn-, spell, from Latin incantātus, past participle of incantāre, to enchant; see enchant.]

in′can·ta′tion·al adj.
in·can′ta·to′ry (-tə-tôr′ē) adj.

incantatory

(ɪnˈkæntətrɪ)
adj
relating to or having the characteristics of an incantation
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In meticulous detail Kingsley uncovers its great secret, hidden in plain sight and still (as if by magic) unrecognized by all those who have been unable to understand this mysterious, incantatory text.
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Many of these pieces have an incantatory feel, with chant-like delivery of phrases.
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His poetry ranges from the lyrical to the satirical to the epic, from the dramatic to the incantatory, often offering acute examinations of the self and the society.
The Owa Ooye thereafter said his prayers in a very traditional way, which included some rhythmical incantatory invocations that elated his audience.
One of these is the tud-om or chant, which are part of their knowledge systems and cultural beliefs around the incantatory power that words have.
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