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1. A hypnotic, cataleptic, or ecstatic state.
2. Detachment from one's physical surroundings, as in contemplation or daydreaming.
3. A semiconscious state, as between sleeping and waking; a daze.
4. A genre of electronic dance music with a fast tempo, repetitive phrasing, and often a hypnotic effect.
tr.v. tranced, tranc·ing, tranc·es
To put into a trance; entrance.
[Middle English traunce, from Old French transe, passage, fear, vision, from transir, to die, be numb with fear, from Latin trānsīre, to go over or across; see transient.]
1. (Physiology) a hypnotic state resembling sleep
2. any mental state in which a person is unaware or apparently unaware of the environment, characterized by loss of voluntary movement, rigidity, and lack of sensitivity to external stimuli
3. a dazed or stunned state
4. a state of ecstasy or mystic absorption so intense as to cause a temporary loss of consciousness at the earthly level
5. (Alternative Belief Systems) spiritualism a state in which a medium, having temporarily lost consciousness, can supposedly be controlled by an intelligence from without as a means of communication with the dead
6. (Music, other) a type of electronic dance music with repetitive rhythms, aiming at a hypnotic effect
(tr) to put into or as into a trance
[C14: from Old French transe, from transir to faint, pass away, from Latin trānsīre to go over, from trans- + īre to go]
n., v. tranced, tranc•ing. n.
1. a half-conscious state, seemingly between sleeping and waking, in which ability to function voluntarily may be suspended, esp. a state produced by hypnosis or religious ecstasy.
2. a dazed or bewildered condition.
3. a state of complete mental absorption or deep musing.
4. a type of electronic disco music derived from techno and other rave styles, characterized by sounds that have a hypnotic or spiritual quality.v.t.
5. to entrance; enrapture.
[1300–50; Middle English traunce < Middle French transe literally, passage (from life to death), derivative of transir to go across < Latin trānsīre=trans- + īre to go]
Tranceof lovers—Lipton, 1970.
Past participle: tranced
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|Noun||1.||trance - a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation|
mental condition, mental state, psychological condition, psychological state - (psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic; "a manic state"
possession - being controlled by passion or the supernatural
|2.||trance - a state of mind in which consciousness is fragile and voluntary action is poor or missing; a state resembling deep sleep|
unconsciousness - a state lacking normal awareness of the self or environment
hypnotic trance - a trance induced by the use of hypnosis; the person accepts the suggestions of the hypnotist
|Verb||1.||trance - attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts"|
bewitch, captivate, charm, enamor, enamour, entrance, becharm, beguile, enchant, capture, fascinate, catch
hold - hold the attention of; "The soprano held the audience"; "This story held our interest"; "She can hold an audience spellbound"
attract, appeal - be attractive to; "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people"
work - gratify and charm, usually in order to influence; "the political candidate worked the crowds"
1. The condition of being so lost in solitary thought as to be unaware of one's surroundings:
a sleep-like or half-concious state. The hypnotist put her into a trance. beswyming غَيْبوبَه، غِشْيَه унесеност transe trans die Trance trance ύπνωσηtrance transs خلسه transsi transe טְרַנס भाव समाधि trans révület keadaan setengah sadar leiðsla trance 夢うつつ 최면상태 transas transs keadaan bersawai trancetransetrans نیمه شعوری حالت transe transă транс polospánok; vytrženie, extáza, tranz trans trans trans การอยู่ในภวังค์ kendinden geçme, trans 精神恍惚 транс مدہوشي trạng thái hôn mê 精神恍惚
n. trance, condición semejante a un estado hipnótico que se caracteriza por la disminución de la actividad motora.