An example of a trance is the state of hypnosis.
An example of a trance is someone's state after the shock of a car accident.
An example of a trance is the state of a medium at a séance.
When thickest dark did trance the sky.
Origin of trance
- 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 transient
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition