trance


trance
[trα:ns]
noun
1》 a half-conscious state characterized by an absence of response to external stimuli, typically as induced by hypnosis or entered by a medium.
2》 a state of abstraction.
3》 (also trance music) a type of electronic dance music characterized by hypnotic rhythms.
verb literary put into a trance.
Derivatives
trance-like adjective
Origin
ME: from OFr. transir 'depart, fall into a trance', from L. transire 'go across'.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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