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Meaning of abracadabra

ab•ra•ca•dab•ra

Pronunciation: (ab"ru-ku-dab'ru), [key]
— n.
  1. a mystical word or expression used in incantations, on amulets, etc., as a magical means of warding off misfortune, harm, or illness.
  2. any charm or incantation using nonsensical or supposedly magical words.
  3. meaningless talk; gibberish; nonsense.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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