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Definition of trance noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a state in which someone seems to be asleep but is aware of what is said to them, for example if they are hypnotized to go/fall into a trance
  2. 2[countable] a state in which you are thinking so much about something that you do not notice what is happening around you synonym daze
  3. 3(also trance music) [uncountable] a type of electronic dance music with hypnotic rhythms and sounds
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: trance