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Definitions for abracadabraˌæb rə kəˈdæb rə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abracadabra(noun)

    gibberish and nonsense


  1. abracadabra(Noun)

    A mystical word or collocation of letters from kabbalism, said to ward off disease or disaster.

  2. abracadabra(Noun)

    Complicated technicalities, jargon that one does not understand much if at all.

    I donu2019t know all the theoretical abracadabra about how it works, Iu2019m only its pilot.

  3. abracadabra(Interjection)

    Used to indicate that a magic trick or other illusion has been performed.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abracadabra(noun)

    a mystical word or collocation of letters written as in the figure. Worn on an amulet it was supposed to ward off fever. At present the word is used chiefly in jest to denote something without meaning; jargon

  2. Origin: [L. Of unknown origin.]


  1. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra is an incantation used as a magic word in stage magic tricks, and historically was believed to have healing powers when inscribed on an amulet. The word is thought to have its origin in the Aramaic language, but numerous, conflicting folk etymologies are associated with it. Many consider that the word “Abracadabra” is actually a Hebrew phrase meaning “I create what I speak.”

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Abracadabra

    ab-ra-ka-dab′ra, n. a cabbalistic word, written in successive lines, each shorter by a letter than the one above it, till the last letter A formed the apex of a triangle. It was worn as a charm for the cure of diseases. Now used generally for a spell or conjuring word: mere gibberish. [First found in 2d-cent. poem (Præcepta de Medicina) by Q. Serenus Sammonicus; further origin unknown.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abracadabra in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abracadabra in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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