Definition of Fortunetelling

1. Noun. The practice of predicting people's futures (usually for payment).




Definition of Fortunetelling

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of fortune-telling) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fortunetelling

fortune cookie
fortune cookies
fortune favors the bold
fortune favors the brave
fortune favours the bold
fortune favours the brave
fortune hunter
fortune teller
fortune tellers
fortune telling
fortuned
fortuneless
fortunes
fortuneteller
fortunetellers
fortunetelling (current term)
fortuning
fortunize
forty
forty-eight
forty-eighth
forty-eightmo
forty-fifth
forty-first
forty-firsts
forty-five
forty-four
forty-fourth
forty-leven
forty-nine

Literary usage of Fortunetelling

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1899)
"Following on and arising out of the notion of fortunetelling, augury, divination, and omens are the actions necessary to ensure good fortune or luck; ..."

2. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1859)
"... pretending to ye art of Divination & fortunetelling &c to make enquiry into yl matter, & to take such resolutions as may be thot proper on yl occasion. ..."

3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1851)
"After dancing, fortunetelling, and begging in the towns.it was the gipsies'custom to retire into the forests, and there pitch their tents for a few days, ..."

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