Example sentences for: incantatory

How can you use “incantatory” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • They admire the film's scenic mountain vistas and elegiac tone, saying the latter resembles "a meditative and incantatory piece of music" (Pico Iyer, the New York Review of Books ). Most critics respectfully note that the lack of a plot and the lengthy scenes of Buddhist priests in prayer don't make for high excitement.

  • For example: kith and kin, wrack and ruin ; in German: mit Kind und Kegel, drauf und dran ; in French: sain et sauf . Alongside such fixed combinations, which seem to adhere to their own rhythmic and phonetic rules, are the playful, nonsensical, purely rhythmical and melodious formulations, which distinctly recall the ancient incantatory cantillations characteristic of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman and latterday hocus pocus.

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