Definition of Crystal ball

1. Noun. A glass or crystal globe used in crystal gazing by fortunetellers.

Generic synonyms: Ball, Globe, Orb

Definition of Crystal ball

1. Noun. A globe of glass or crystal used to foretell the future. ¹

2. Noun. (by extension, used mostly in the negative form) A way of seeing into the future. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crystal Ball

crypts of iris
crystal ball (current term)
crystal clear
crystal counter
crystal detector
crystal gazing
crystal healing
crystal lattice
crystal lattices
crystal meth
crystal microphone
crystal momentum
crystal oscillator

Literary usage of Crystal ball

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1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1879)
"DIVINATION BY CRYSTALS (5th 5 x. 496.)—An early description of the use of a crystal ball for divination may be seen in A Relation of what passed for ..."

2. The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini (1910)
"crystal ball, engraved with the zodiac upon a field of lapis- lazuli. The whole composition produced an indescribably fine effect; ..."

3. Later Leaves: Being the Further Reminiscences of Montagu Williams by Montagu Stephen Williams (1891)
"... the jewellery—"Sister Bertie,"and " Brother Willie " — Spirit - rappings — The dead woman's temptation—What Mrs. Fletcher saw in the crystal ball—Tin; ..."

4. The River of Golden Sand: The Narrative of a Journey Through China and by William John Gill, Henry Yule (1880)
"Prefect of an inferior department, and wears a clear crystal ball. ... An Officer of the Fifth Cla?t, And wears a clear crystal ball. CHIEN-TSUNG. ..."

5. The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal (1851)
"Scorn not the crystal ball, a worth it owns, Greater than graven Erythrean stones ; Rude though it seems, a formless mass of ice, 'Tis justly counted ..."

6. The History of Sir Richard Calmady: A Romance by Lucas Malet (1901)
"CHAPTER V TELLING HOW QUEEN MARY'S crystal ball CAME TO FALL ON THE GALLERY FLOOR ' I ''HIS world is unquestionably a vastly stimulating and entertaining ..."

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