spell  

  • Pronunciation of spell: S P EH1 L (spÉ›l)

  • Number of syllables of spell: 1

  • Pronunciation Video of spell

  • Definition of spell

    • (n): a verbal formula believed to have magical force; "he whispered a spell as he moved his hands"; "inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese"  
    • (n): a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation  
    • (n): a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition; "he was here for a little while"; "I need to rest for a piece"; "a spell of good weather"; "a patch of bad weather"  
    • (n): a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); "it''s my go"; "a spell of work"  
    • (v): indicate or signify; "I''m afraid this spells trouble!"  
    • (v): recite the letters of or give the spelling of; "How do you spell this word?"  
    • (v): place under a spell  
    • (v): write or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word); "He spelled the word wrong in this letter"  
  • Examples of spell

    • The text of the articles spell hoax.  
    • The witch was anathermatized by the magical spell.  
    • How do you spell the word fruit'  
    • The actual name and incantation for this spell are unknown.  
    • How do you spell the word  
    • The princess is charmed by the spell.  
    • In the fifth book, the time spell starts to unravel.  
    • The magic spell potentiates the potion.  
    • In the fifth book, the time spell unravels.  
    • The ashram's peace and tranquillity can spell bound anyone.  

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