Definition of Soothsay

1. v. i. To foretell; to predict.



2. n. A true saying; a proverb; a prophecy.

Definition of Soothsay

1. Verb. (intransitive) To foretell the future; make predictions. ¹

2. Noun. Soothsaying; prediction; prognostication; prophecy. ¹

3. Noun. A portent; an omen. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Soothsay

1. to predict [v -SAID, -SAYING, -SAYS] - See also: predict

Lexicographical Neighbors of Soothsay

soothes
soothest
soothfast
soothful
soothing
soothing syrup
soothingly
soothingness
soothingnesses
soothings
soothly
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soothsaw
soothsay (current term)
soothsayer
soothsayers
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sootier
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sootily
sootiness
sootinesses
sooting
sootish
sootless
sootlike

Literary usage of Soothsay

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

1. British Poets of the Nineteenth Century: Poems by Wordsworth, Coleridge by Curtis Hidden Page (1910)
"Hurrying wind o'er the heaven's hollow And the heavy rain to follow. 1881. soothsay Not ... soothsay."

2. The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by Various Writers by Thomas Humphry Ward (1911)
"... book of Nature mixed their breath With neck-twined arms, as oft we watched them there : And did these die that thou might'st bear me Death : soothsay. ..."

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