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Noun: mantra  maan-tru [N. Amer], man-tru [Brit]
  1. A commonly repeated word or phrase
    "she repeated 'So pleased with how it's going' at intervals like a mantra"
  2. (Sanskrit) literally a 'sacred utterance' in Vedism; one of a collection of orally transmitted poetic hymns

Derived forms: mantras

Type of: catchword, motto, religious text, religious writing, sacred text, sacred writing, shibboleth, slogan

Encyclopedia: Mantra