hypnotic hypnotic  /hɪp ˈnɑ tɪk/


  1. (n) a drug that induces sleep
  2. (adj) of or relating to hypnosis
  3. (adj) attracting and holding interest as if by a spell


  1. Under his hypnotic gaze, humanity crossed a threshold from which one could see the abyss.
  2. The words are smart, but the delivery just behind the beat, in a voice that sounds like Miles Davis lecturing on Robitussin is hypnotic.
  3. And the movies never had a more hypnotic double-dealer than Stanwyck.


  1. Meet the 2013 Rooftop Shorts Filmmakers #5: Reuben Atlas Explores Jazz and Familial Ties in 'Brothers Hypnotic'

    Reuben Atlas previously worked at Legal Aid, a maximum security prison, and as an entertainment lawyer before he started making films. This year he brings "Brothers Hypnotic" to the festival. What it's about: Eight brothers, extraordinary musicians from Chicago’s roughest neighborhood, seek to uphold the legacy of their anti-establishment, jazz legend father in the face of worldwide success. On ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: indieWIRE

  2. Playing outdoors lowers risk for nearsightedness in children

    Children have long been encouraged to go outdoors to play -- to improve their mood, get exercise and break the hypnotic spell of cellphones, television and video games. But now there's another important reason --- it may help them avoid vision problems.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The San Angelo Standard-Times

  3. David Lynch and Lykke Li Go for a Very Long Drive in 'I'm Waiting Here' Video

    "We made love where the horizon ends," coos Lykke Li on David Lynch's "I'm Waiting Here." The Swedish songstress' hypnotic voice pairs perfectly with the surrealist director's dreamy '50s-flavored doo-wop and the new video for the song seems to take inspiration from that memorable line...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Spin

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  1. Speaking about the album Noel Gallagher said: "I wanted to write music that had a groove; not songs that followed that traditional pattern of verse, chorus and middle eight. I wanted a sound that was more hypnotic; more driving. Songs that would...
    on Jun 24, 2008 By: Noel Gallagher Source: NME.com

  2. "I'm immensely grateful for the opportunity and humbled by the task, which is to open a new chapter for the station. It's a reinvention of myself to match the gold standards set by previous music directors. It's no longer the hypnotic pulse of the...
    on Nov 17, 2008 By: Jason Bentley Source: MarketWatch

  3. Commenting on his work with John on the musical, Taupin said: "We have unified these books into a linear storyline and our intention is to make a stylish, sexy, intelligent and richly hypnotic show."
    on Sep 28, 2005 By: Bernie Taupin Source: RTE.ie

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