mantra

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

Definition of mantra

:a mystical formula of invocation (see invocation 2) or incantation (as in Hinduism); also :watchword 2
  • "diversity" has become our multicultural mantra
  • —Manning Marable

mantric

play \-trik\ adjective

Examples of mantra in a Sentence

  1. a businessman whose mantra is “bigger is better”

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Origin and Etymology of mantra

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

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MANTRA Defined for English Language Learners

mantra

noun

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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