How to Pronounce seance?

Correct pronunciation for the word "seance" is [sˈe͡ɪɒns], [sˈe‍ɪɒns], [s_ˈeɪ_ɒ_n_s].

"Seance" in context

A seance is a gathering of people in an effort to communicate with spirits of the dead. It involves participants sitting quietly in a circle and usually involves some type of medium or psychic. During the gathering the medium or psychic will focus on the spirit and attempt to open a channel of communication to it. Participants can ask questions, listen and even make requests of the spirit.

Seances have been around in one form or another since ancient civilizations tried to communicate with the spiritual world. In modern times they have become seen as somewhat of a fringe activity, mired in superstition and misconceptions.

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