70+ List of Magic Words For Writers

Here is our list of magic words to help you with your writing.

Using magic words is essential to convey enchanting possibilities and create an otherworldly experience through writing. Meanwhile, magic words connected to childcare and relationships aid in proper psychological development and stronger bonds. Read on to learn how to apply these words to set the appropriate writing tone.

What Are Magic Words?

List of magic words
Fantasy writers also use these words to attract and relay to their audience that something mystical is about to happen

Magic words are often for rituals or incantations that have something to do with the supernatural. Through many literary works, these became drivel phrases uttered while performing tricks and illusions to keep the audience’s attention. Fantasy writers also use these words to attract and relay to their audience that something mystical is about to happen.

On the other hand, a different set of “magic words” exist outside any magical setting. In family service, magic words are called “golden words,” which refer to critical words guardians need to teach children to instill good behavior and politeness. For personal relations, partners use these words to strengthen their connections. 

Below are the words related to magic and positive perception for different intents:

Abjuration Feel Respect
Abracadabra Forgive Riddikulus
Accio Grimoire Shazam
Actually Happy Sectumsempra
Alakazam Help Sim Sala Bim
Alchemy Hexed Sleight of Hand
Alohomora Hocus-pocus Spell
Appreciate Hoodoo Sorcery
Avada Kedavra Illusion Sortilege
Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo Incantation Sorry
Bewitch Jinx Support
Black Magic Love Ta-da
Chanting Lucky Thank You
Charm Lumos Theurgy
Confundo May I Together
Conjured Malediction Transmutation
Cordially Miss Trick
Crucio Mojo Understand
Daemon Necromancy Voila
Devilry Obliviate Voodoo
Divination Open Sesame We
Enchantment Pardon Me Wingardium Leviosa
Excuse Me Petrificus Totalus Witchery
Evocation Please Witchcraft
Expecto Patronum Presto Chango Wizardry
Expelliarmus Reparo You’re Welcome

Magic Words: Types of Magic

Because the school of magic has different kinds, varying words are used to define each type. Use these or their original terms to pique readers’ interest in magic.

  1. Abjuration

Carla hopes to learn the abjuration incantation in time to protect her family.

  1. Black Magic

Be careful around her because she knows how to use black magic.

  1. Charm

Dani’s mom bought her a good luck charm.

  1. Divination

The fortune-teller uses divination to predict Migo’s future.

  1. Enchantment

She wants to use an enchantment spell to make him fall in love with her.

  1. Evocation

The evocation of the demon is something you should never try.

  1. Hexed

Because she’s constantly dealing with misfortunes, many believe she’s been hexed since birth.

  1. Hoodoo

He’s always hard to wake up in the mornings as if under some hoodoo.

  1. Illusion

The king is afraid that the country’s sudden prosperity is merely an illusion.

  1. Jinx

The coach is afraid of his overly confident players, so he tells them not to jinx their next games by being too laid back.

  1. Necromancy

You must avoid that man at all costs, for he performs death magic called necromancy.

  1. Sorcery

Harry Potter learned how to win the battle of the wickedness sorcery in Hogwarts.

  1. Sortilege

We should ask the witch to perform sortilege first to ensure what we should do next.

  1. Transmutation

The transmutation magic made him the best warrior to walk the Earth.

  1. Trick

His coin trick makes the kids stare in awe and wonder.

  1. Voodoo

Did you know that Marie Laveau is the voodoo queen of New Orleans?

  1. Witchery

Her parents worry that she may be practicing witchery.

  1. Witchcraft

The North tribe is known for their skills in witchcraft and magic.

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Magic Words: Process of Magic

Before magic can be performed, characters must learn how to use it correctly. Use the words below to convey these actions effectively:

  1. Alchemy

Her father desperately believes alchemy will help him find the cure to his daughter’s illness.

  1. Bewitch

The siren’s song will bewitch you into an unwavering haze, seducing you to come closer to the waters to drown yourself unknowingly.

  1. Chanting

The boyband’s fans start chanting their names to call them back on stage.

  1. Conjured

The man has successfully conjured a demon through a grave sacrifice.

  1. Devilry

Seeing her smile makes me sure she’s thinking about doing another devilry.

  1. Incantation

The healer recites an incantation to cure the sick.

  1. Malediction

James looks into the eyes of his bullies, mutters a malediction, and leaves with a smirk.

  1. Sleight of Hand

The magician has a fantastic sleight of hand that you won’t be able to catch how he moves things around through sleeves. 

  1. Spell

Her calmness is so uncanny that anyone who knows her will think she’s under some spell.

  1. Theurgy

The general public believes she’ll be a productive politician because she can talk to the deities through theurgy.

  1. Wizardry

My roommate used his electronic wizardry to fix my computer in just a few minutes.

Magic Words Used by Magicians

The following list contains words often voiced by magicians, witches, fairies, and other relevant creatures to accompany their magic spells or performances. Writers employ these words to demonstrate entertaining magical executions.

  1. Abracadabra

The rabbit disappeared after the magician shouted, “Abracadabra!”

  1. Alakazam

My mom is like a sorceress – when we can’t find anything in the house, all we have to do is ask her and alakazam! She knows exactly where they are.

  1. Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo

I hope finding true love is as easy as bibbidi-bobbidi-boo!

  1. Daemon

I firmly believe that my daemon is always guiding and protecting me.

  1. Grimoire

Even if you have the grimoire, it’s useless if you don’t know how to use it.

  1. Hocus-pocus

I don’t believe in tarot cards because they’re just a bunch of hocus-pocus.

  1. Mojo

If his mojo works well, he will surely win this election.

  1. Open Sesame

Let’s see what’s inside the box! Open sesame!

  1. Presto Chango

All I have to say is “presto chango,” and this handkerchief will turn into a stick.

  1. Ta-da

We don’t have a TV, but press that button and ta-da! You can use the wall to watch movies! 

  1. Shazam

Mix all the fruits and other ingredients and shazam – a sweet fruit salad!

  1. Sim Sala Bim

She said she didn’t know what to say when performing magic on stage. So I told her to speak random words like the turban guy’s “sim sala bim” that aired years ago.

  1. Voila

Magicians find it easier to saywallah” after every trick than “voila.”

Magic Words From Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter is enjoys astounding success today and she is one of the best British authors of all time, despite some recent controversies on Twitter.

The book series has sold over 120 million copies since its 1997 release, and the movie franchise is even more popular. Another undeniable proof of its impact is its vast fanbase that made the spells from the book easily recognizable.

Its influence trickled down to the general public and even some literary works. Here are some of them:

  1. Accio

How I wish when I say “accio,” the remote control would move closer to me.

  1. Alohomora

I don’t think it’ll be safe to use the alohomora spell unless it’s for emergencies.

  1. Avada Kedavra

Be thankful that I can’t use Avada kedavra, or you will regret it.

  1. Confundo

Hermione used confundo on Cormac Mclaggen to confuse him and ensure Ron retains his spot in Gryffindor.

  1. Crucio

Crucio is a perfect punishment for people who commit unspeakable crimes. 

  1. Expecto Patronum

Say “expecto patronum,” and summon Patronus to chase the dementors away.

  1. Expelliarmus

Why did Harry always use expelliarmus as a defense incantation?

  1. Lumos

If Harry’s wand lights up when he says “lumos,” my phone lights up when I say, “Hey, Siri.”

  1. Obliviate

If only I could use obliviate and erase all my memories with you.

  1. Petrificus Totalus

Don’t challenge me. One petrificus totalus, and you’ll be paralyzed.

  1. Sectumsempra

A dark spell that will leave cuts that will never heal, that’s sectumsempra.

  1. Wingardium Leviosa

Books are flying all around the library. Someone’s pranking the librarian with wingardium leviosa.

  1. Reparo

Oh, I wish I could use reparo right now so mom won’t scold me for breaking these plates!

  1. Riddikulus

Riddikulus and ridiculous are two words spelled differently but have the same meaning: to be laughable.

Magic Words to Express Politeness

Magic words are referred to as such because they can “magically” make people like you. It’s essential to teach these words to children early so they can practice them daily.

  1. Actually

Use “actually” to politely correct someone or make a segue. Say: “Actually, instead of going to the mall, can we go to the park instead?” This is to avoid sounding demanding. 

  1. Cordially

The new CEO was delighted to be greeted cordially by his employees.

  1. Excuse Me

Always say “excuse me” if someone is blocking your way, so you don’t bump into someone else and pass without a problem.

  1. Forgive Me

I don’t want to interrupt but forgive me; I must leave now because of a personal emergency.

  1. May I

I’m having a great time with you, and if you’re not in a hurry, may I stay with you for a while?

  1. Pardon Me

Pardon me, but I don’t think you understood what I just said.

  1. Please

Please follow the kind lady; she will guide you to your seats.

  1.  Sorry

Learn to take responsibility for every mistake, and don’t forget to say sorry.

  1. Thank You

Always be grateful and say “thank you,” it’s a way to show that you recognize and appreciate the effort people put into whatever they did or gave you.

  1. You’re Welcome

My father told me to always reply with “you’re welcome” instead of just nodding my head whenever anyone thanked me.

Magic Words to Express Admiration

If there are magic words for everyday interactions with other people, there are also magic words to demonstrate acknowledgment and admiration. These words are used to nourish and enhance any relationship.

  1. Appreciate

I always appreciate my brother calling me on the weekends to update me on what’s currently happening in his life.

  1. Feel

Communicate with each other, tell what you feel, and respectfully offer your opinion on an issue to avoid turning simple problems into big ones.

  1. Happy

It makes me happy to know that my parents are very proud of me, even if I didn’t become a doctor as they initially thought I’d be.

  1. Help

Asking for help doesn’t make you look weak.

  1. Love

There are endless definitions of love, and we all have the right to give meaning to it depending on how we see fit.

  1. Lucky

Don’t take anyone for granted; remember how lucky you are to have them in your life.

  1. Miss 

There’s no shame in telling someone you miss them.

  1. Respect

It’s unfair that people want to be respected but cannot respect others.

  1. Support

If my family didn’t give me their full support, I wouldn’t be where I am now.

  1. Together

Partners in a relationship must talk often and do things together to strengthen their bond.

  1. Understand

It’s okay to ask questions to understand a problem and find a suitable solution.

  1. We

Here’s my advice as your friend, if you want your relationship to last, avoid using “I,” and change it to “We.”

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  • Maria Caballero is a freelance writer who has been writing since high school. She believes that to be a writer doesn't only refer to excellent syntax and semantics but also knowing how to weave words together to communicate to any reader effectively.