verb (used with object), tranced, tranc·ing.
Origin of trance1
verb (used without object), tranced, tranc·ing.
Origin of trance2
Related Words for trancecoma, rapture, reverie, stupor, unconsciousness, insensibility, abstraction, study, spell, glaze, muse, ecstasy, daze, dream, petrifaction, catatonia, catalepsy, transfixion
Examples from the Web for trance
Contemporary Examples of trance
"I was in a trance and I couldn't see anything else," LaRose said at her sentencing.The FBI’s Bogus ISIS Bust
November 21, 2014
The simultaneously upbeat and sentimental ode to friendship is equal parts funk, trance, pop, and R&B.The Swedish Queen of Soulful Pop: Mapei Won’t Wait for You to Listen
October 16, 2014
Ed described himself as a demonologist, while Lorraine, who is 87, calls herself a trance medium.Beware: Connecticut’s Museum of the Occult May Kill You
July 3, 2014
Twenty people surround Grace, all of them intently studying her trance state.Hallucinating Away a Heroin Addiction
May 4, 2014
“Death is not the end,” as some characters recite, in something like a trance, to which I can only say, rats!‘True Detective,’ Obsessive-Compulsive Noir, and ‘Twin Peaks’
March 14, 2014
Historical Examples of trance
It was Daisy's voice which awakened me from this species of trance.In the Valley
There's sort of a look in your eyes as if you'd got in a trance and couldn't get out.
Had she been, indeed, as her mother said she looked, "in a trance?"
Indeed, he did not awake from this kind of trance until the geese and turkeys were unspitted.The Fat and the Thin
As in a trance, he saw more than the dam; he saw what it symbolized.Raiders Invisible
Desmond Winter Hall
Word Origin for trance
late 14c., "state of extreme dread or suspense," also "a dazed, half-conscious or insensible condition," from Old French transe "fear of coming evil," originally "passage from life to death" (12c.), from transir "be numb with fear," originally "die, pass on," from Latin transire "cross over" (see transient). French trance in its modern sense has been reborrowed from English.