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Definition of the noun abracadabra

What does abracadabra mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: abracadabras

  1. gibberish and nonsense
    • example: He said abracadabra and there appeared a pigeon.
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic words: gibber / gibberish = unintelligible talking

Alternative definition of the noun abracadabra


  1. A mystical word or collocation of letters from kabbalism.
  2. Complicated technicalities, jargon that one does not understand much if at all.

Other definitions of abracadabra

What does abracadabra also mean?


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


Abracadabra is a musical group.

  • album: "This Is My Swamp"


Abracadabra is a record label.


  1. "Abracadabra" is a song by American rock group Steve Miller Band, written by Steve Miller. The song was released as the first single from the 1982 album of the same name the same year. The song is said to have been inspired by the American singer Diana Ross with whom Miller had met while performing together on Hullabaloo in the 1960s and is listed at #70 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of all time.
  2. "Abracadabra" is the twelfth studio album by American rock band Steve Miller Band, released in June 1982 by Capitol Records in North America and Mercury Records in Europe.
    • genre: Rock music
    • released on (32 years ago)
    • award: - Juno Award for International Single of the Year nomination for Steve Miller Band
  3. "Abracadabra" is a song by Korean girl group Brown Eyed Girls. Released as the second single from Sound-G in 2009, it marked a change in the group's image and style. The song topped various on- and offline charts, including a 3-week chart-topping run on music portal M.Net.
  4. "Abracadabra" is the sixth studio album by the British band ABC, released in August 1991 on EMI. It was the final ABC album to feature founding member Mark White, who departed the band in 1992.
    • genre: Dance-pop
    • released in (24 years ago)
  5. "Abracadabra" is a 2006 album recorded by French singer Florent Pagny. It was his tenth studio album and was on April 18, 2006. It achieved huge success in France and Belgium where it remained charted respectively for 66 and 22 weeks, including a peak at #2. It provided a sole hit single, "Là où je t'emmènerai". There is also an edition including a DVD released on November 13, 2006, under Universal Music label.
    • genre: Pop music
    • released on (8 years ago)
  6. "Abracadabra" is a musical album of Koffi Olomidé.
    • released on
  7. "Abracadabra" is the fourth album by English singer-songwriter Claire Hamill, released in 1975.
  8. "Abracadabra" is a musical single of Soundlovers.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  9. "Abracadabra" is a composition.
  10. "Abracadabra" is a musical album of Boato.
    • released in (17 years ago)
  11. "Abracadabra" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  12. "Abracadabra" is a musical album of Sens Unik.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  13. "abracadabra" is a musical album of KORENOS.
  14. "Abracadabra" is a composition.
  15. "Abracadabra" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  16. "Abracadabra" is a musical album of Idan Kupferberg.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  17. "Abracadabra" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  18. "Abracadabra" is a musical single of Melina.
    • released in (15 years ago)


  1. "Abracadabra": Targeting young audiences, Abracadabra is the story of four children from different continents who team up to find and rescue the sun from the clutches of an evil sorcerer. The film is an allegorical tale cautioning against the dangers of exhausting an indispensable natural resource, here represented by the sun. Frédéric Back has long believed that animation for children should deliver a message in an entertaining manner.
    • country: Canada
    • genre: Animation
    • released in (45 years ago)
  2. "Abracadabra" is a 1993 film written and directed by Harry Cleven.
  3. "Abracadabra" is a 1952 Italian film directed by Max Neufeld.
    • country: Italy
    • language: Italian Language
    • released in (63 years ago)
  4. "Abracadabra" a.k.a. "Abracadabra!" is 2012 short family comedy film written by Benjamin James and Catriona Warren and directed by Catriona Warren.
  5. "Abracadabra" is a 1957 animated short film from Yugoslavia, directed by Dušan Vukotić.
  6. "Abracadabra" is a 2013 fantasy film written and directed by Lucile Desamory.
    • country: Belgium
    • language: French
    • genre: Fantasy
    • released on


"Abracadabra" is a video game.

  • developer: Odisea Software
  • genres: Interactive fiction, Adventure game
  • publisher: Proein Soft Line
  • released in (27 years ago)


  1. 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.
  2. Abracadabra is a TV program, begun in (54 years ago).

Phrases with Abracadabra

  1. Craniella Abracadabra
  2. Pelidnota Abracadabra
  3. Species Craniella Abracadabra

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Abracadabra

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Google previewBefore Beginning Adam

Abracadabra is a slight distortion from a very Holy meaning” “Can't take any more word twisting today“, Martin was prepared to surrender. “Abracadabra has holy meaning, Martin repeated using a funny voice. Every child is using it to portray ...

Google previewChildren's Learning in a Digital World (2008)

by Teena Willoughby, Eileen Wood

ABRACADABRA Design Methodology The creation ofa large application like ABRACADABRA is a complex process.

Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Magic Tricks (1998)

by Tom Ogden

"Abracadabra" is the best-known magic word. Its first written record comes from A.D. 208, when it was part of a folkloric cure for a fever. Occultists suggest that abracadabra is an acronym of the Hebrew letters for the Holy Trinity. Regardless ...

Google previewHow to Win Any Negotiation (2008)

Without Raising Your Voice, Losing Your Cool, Or Coming to Blows: Easyread Super Large 18pt Edition by Robert Mayer

Abracadabra is a magic word. Please is not. Please is a polite word. Like a breast -pocket handkerchief, please has no real purpose other than gentrifica- tion. Help , on the other hand, is a magic word. Remember how you felt the last time you ...

Google previewComputer Science - Theory and Applications (2013)

8th International Computer Science Symposium in Russia, CSR 2013, Ekaterinburg, Russia, June 25-29, 2013, Proceedings by Andrei A. Bulatov, Arseny M. Shur

Thus, for example, abracadabra is an 117-power and the Russian word lbl (“love” ) is a 53-power. The techniques above suffice to check if a k-automatic sequence has α-powers, using the following predicate: ∃N ≥ 0, p, q ≥ 1 a[N..N + p − q ...

Google previewWin the Lottery! (2000)

by Ellin Dodge

N The ABRACADABRA is a mystical system. Just as superstitions are not based upon scientific laws of cause and effect, but often are unaccountably accurate, ...

Google previewABC's of Versability (2015)

by Roger J. Maderia

Abracadabra is the word of magicians. Astonishment is what they do create.

Google previewAn Introduction to Logic (1993)

by Morris Raphael Cohen, Ernest Nagel, John Corcoran

Thus, according to Mill, "Abracadabra is a second intention," is neither true nor false, but meaningless. To which the proper reply is that the principle of excluded middle is applicable only to propositions, and that a meaningless expression is ...

Google previewChemist and Druggist (1886)

The Newsweekly for Pharmacy

Abracadabra is a word of unknown origin. It occurs first in a poem by Q. Severus Sammonicus. It was a cabalistic word, used as a charm, and believed to have the power, when written in a triangular arrangement and worn round the neck, ...

Google previewPharmaceutical Record and Weekly Market Review (1886)

by P. W. Bedford

Abracadabra is a word of unknown origin. It occurs first in a poem by Q. Severus Sammonicus. It was a cabalistic word, used as a charm, and believed to have the power, when written in a triangular arrangement and worn round the neckv to ...

Google previewall the year round (1863)

by charles dickens

The Abracadabra is a certain cure. The Romans were great wearers of talismans and amulets, which sometimes, as Pliny relates, took the form of little vessels cut out of amber. In the middle ages, the coins attributed to St. Helena, the mother of ...

Google previewThe popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1846)

by Alexander Whitelaw

Abracadabra ; a tenu of incantation, which was fonnerly believed to have the power of curing fevers, especially the slow fevers, the intermittent of 4 days, and the hemitritaeus, so called by Hypocrates, which was generally fatal. At present ...

Google previewThe Giant Encyclopedia of Learning Center Activities (2005)

Over 600 Activities Written by Teachers for Teachers by Kathy Charner, Maureen Murphy, Jennifer Ford

Abracadabra! black felt hat scissors small items of varied textures magic wand 1 . Cut a small slit into the top of a black felt hat, large enough for a hand to reach through it. 2. Place a variety of small items with a variety of textures in the hat. 3.

Google previewA Dictionary of Symbols (2013)

by J. E. Cirlot

Abracadabra Many words and phrases relating to rituals, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Folklife (2015)

by Simon J Bronner

®abracadabra, ̄. represented visually as a triangle worn around the neck or hung on a wall as a protective amulet. The charm in the top line takes in the evil spirit and diminishes it visually to the bottom. In some symbolic analyses, A is said to ...

Google previewMeaning and the Lexicon (2010)

The Parallel Architecture 1975-2010 by Ray Jackendoff

Kangaroo uttered the magic words Abracadabra Please and Thank You. ÃThen Capt. Kangaroo uttered Abracadabra Please and Thank You, the magic words. These differ for various reasons, some of which have been mentioned already.

Google previewThe Demon Dictionary (2013)

by Kimberly Daniels

abracadabra A magic word expressed that has long been used in incantations to ward off sickness or bad luck.

Google previewDictionary of Ancient Magic Words and Spells (2015)

From Abraxas to Zoar by Claude Lecouteux

The letters form the word Abracadabra! Bang, no. 1150. ABRAC: To reconcile people who hate each other, the words Abrac, amon, filon should be written on a piece of bread and given to them to eat. Weyer, Opera Omnia, IV, 7. Arac.

Google previewGodwin's Cabalistic Encyclopedia (1994)

A Complete Guide to Cabalistic Magick by David Godwin

ABOMINATION— see Thoabath ABOVE— see Maal Abracadabra — Magic word used to cure fevers and to ward off the plague. Original Hebrew form Abrakala ( fcwfcOK"13K), q.v. See also Abrahadabra. Abrahadabra— N"1D«"iKnN"13K 41 8 ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

abracadabra. therapy. A type of placebo effect, which may effect a cure in certain conditions in mentally impressionable subjects. See Placebo effect. abrasion. Dentistry The wearing away of enamel Dermatology A scrape; superficial injury to ...

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Scrabble value of A1B3R1A1C3A1D2A1B3R1A1

The value of this 11-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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