Definition of trance noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    trance

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    noun
    BrE BrE//trɑːns//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//træns//
     
    Styles of music
     
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  1. 1[countable] a state in which somebody 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 related entries: Styles of music
  4. Word Origin Middle English (originally as a verb in the sense ‘be in a trance’): from Old French transir ‘depart, fall into trance’, from Latin transire ‘go across’.Extra examples In a deep trance, the subject is taken back to an earlier stage of their life. She drove, gripping the wheel in a trance, hardly aware of her surroundings. When the subject has gone into a deep trance, they are taken back to an earlier stage of their life.
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