Meaning of “trance” in the English Dictionary

"trance" in British English

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trancenoun

uk /trɑːns/ us /træns/

trance noun (MENTAL CONDITION)

[ C ] a temporary mental condition in which someone is not completely conscious of and/or not in control of himself or herself:

First she goes/falls into a deep trance, and then the spirit voices start to speak through her.
When a hypnotist puts you in(to) a trance, you no longer have conscious control of yourself.
He sat staring out of the window as if in a trance.

trance noun (MUSIC)

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

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trancenoun [ C ]

us /træns/

a mental state between sleeping and waking in which a person does not move but can hear and understand what is being said:

The sound of the waves lulled me into a trance.

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