Definition of Counterspell

1. Noun. A magic spell that reverses the effects of some other previous spell. ¹



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Definition of Counterspell

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Counterspell

countersignatures
countersigned
countersigning
countersigns
countersing
countersinging
countersings
countersink
countersink bit
countersinking
countersinks
counterslogan
counterslogans
countersniper
countersnipers
counterspell (current term)
counterspells
counterspies
counterspy
counterspying
counterstain
counterstained
counterstaining
counterstains
counterstand
counterstate
counterstated
counterstates
counterstating
countersteer

Literary usage of Counterspell

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The counterspell took the form of a bronze image of the serpent-demon; ... In this case the counterspell assumed a different form. ..."

2. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1897)
"... he answers her spell with another, a counterspell, like that which Mr. Nutt pointed out in his note on ..."

3. Folklore by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1894)
"123) is an interesting instance of the counterspell so characteristic of the Celtic folk-tale. As a rule, the "villain" is transformed at the end as a ..."

4. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton (1854)
"Glaucus muttered a rapid counterspell to the omen—and the slave turned as pale as the cheek of the witch herself. "Why dost thou laugh, old crone? ..."

5. Last Years of Louis XV by Arthur Léon Imbert de Saint-Amand, Imbert de Saint-Amand, Elizabeth Gilbert Martin (1893)
"The counterspell for the enchantments of a court is a change of reigns; then the heart is laid bare; all illusions end; the dead king is no longer more than ..."

6. Leila: Or, The Siege of Granada. Pausanias the Spartan by Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton (1892)
"... and more than once he muttered such verses of the Koran as were esteemed by his countrymen the counterspell to the machinations of the evil genii. ..."

7. The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal (1860)
"It was a great delusion that hail hold upon her, and he had as yet found no counterspell to dissolve the deceitful charm of it. What then if love, ..."

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