Meaning of “hypnotic” in the English Dictionary

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"hypnotic" in British English

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hypnoticadjective

uk /hɪpˈnɒt.ɪk/ us /hɪpˈnɑː.t̬ɪk/

caused by hypnosis:

She went into a hypnotic trance.

Hypnotic sounds or movements are very regular and make you feel as if you want to sleep:

The beat of the music was strangely hypnotic.

(Definition of “hypnotic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hypnotic" in American English

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hypnoticadjective [ not gradable ]

us /hɪpˈnɑt̬·ɪk/

relating to or causing hypnosis:

a hypnotic trance
the hypnotic rhythm of the waves

(Definition of “hypnotic” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)