|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
|1.||of, relating to, or producing hypnosis or sleep|
|2.||(of a person) susceptible to hypnotism|
|3.||a drug or agent that induces sleep|
|4.||a person susceptible to hypnosis|
|[C17: from Late Latin hypnōticus, from Greek hupnōtikos, from hupnoun to put to sleep, from hupnos sleep]|
hypnotic hyp·not·ic (hĭp-nŏt'ĭk)
Of or relating to hypnotism or hypnosis.
Inducing or tending to induce sleep; soporific.