[ UK /hɪpnˈɒtɪk/ ]
[ US /hɪpˈnɑtɪk/ ]
  1. attracting and holding interest as if by a spell
    read the bedtime story in a hypnotic voice
    she had a warm mesmeric charm
    a spellbinding description of life in ancient Rome
    the sheer force of his presence was mesmerizing
  2. of or relating to hypnosis
  1. a drug that induces sleep
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How To Use hypnotic In A Sentence

  • It's almost hypnotic—the scratching of the pencil on the page.
  • Her sisters had been praised and admired and stared at all their lives for their spellbinding, hypnotic electric-blue eyes.
  • The band plays music that's supposedly hypnotic yet danceable.
  • Gazing at a star-studded night sky is a truly beautiful and hypnotic experience.
  • But while it's consistently interesting and hypnotically watchable, its manipulative techniques should remind us what sort of thing a movie is.
  • Putting years of training into learning how to apply hypnotic and meridian therapies is quite a dramatic departure for the father-of-three after running a regional building society for much of his life.
  • Neuroscience has not fully exploited hypnosis and hypnotic suggestion as experimental tools.
  • Toure sounds outrageously laid-back, but the insistent rhythmic pulse in his music is hypnotic and irresistible.
  • As he spoke for those two hypnotic hours, he appealed not to my emotion, but to reason.
  • Chapter Two contains a number of case studies from the professional literature in which hypnotic interventions were used to treat chronic illness, most particularly, cancer and hemophilia.
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