mantra

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noun man·tra \ˈmän-trə also ˈman- or ˈmən-\

Definition of mantra

  1. :  a mystical formula of invocation or incantation (as in Hinduism); also :  watchword 2

mantric

play \-trik\ adjective

Examples of mantra in a sentence

  1. a businessman whose mantra is bigger is better

Origin and Etymology of mantra

Sanskrit, sacred counsel, formula, from manyate he thinks; akin to Latin mens mind — more at mind


First Known Use: 1795

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MANTRA Defined for English Language Learners

mantra

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noun man·tra \ˈmän-trə also ˈman- or ˈmən-\

Definition of mantra for English Language Learners

  • : a sound, word, or phrase that is repeated by someone who is praying or meditating

  • : a word or phrase that is repeated often or that expresses someone's basic beliefs



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