fortune-teller


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fortune-teller

n
(Alternative Belief Systems) a person who makes predictions about the future as by looking into a crystal ball, reading palms, etc
ˈfortune-ˌtelling adj, n

for′tune-tell`er

or for′tune•tell`er,



n.
a person who claims the ability to predict the future.
[1580–90]
for′tune-tell`ing, n.
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fortune-teller

fortune teller
noun seer, diviner, psychic, prophet, visionary, oracle, clairvoyant, augur, predictor, soothsayer, sibyl, prophetess, crystal-gazer, haruspex, telepath, telepathist The fortune-teller gazed into her crystal ball.
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fortune-teller

[ˈfɔːtʃənˌteləʳ] Nadivino/a m/f

fortune-teller

[ˈfɔːtʃənˌtɛləʳ] nindovino/a, chiromante m/f

fortune

(ˈfoːtʃən) noun
1. whatever happens by chance or (good or bad) luck. whatever fortune may bring.
2. a large amount of money. That ring must be worth a fortune!
ˈfortunate (-nət) adjective
having good fortune; lucky. It was fortunate that no-one was killed in the accident.
ˈfortunately adverb
ˈfortune-teller noun
someone who tells fortunes.
tell (someone's) fortune
to foretell what will happen to someone in the future. The gypsy told my fortune.
References in classic literature ?
He's exactly like the son of the fortune-teller that stole my tame pheasant.
But I am not a fortune-teller," he said, letting his head drop into a festoon of towel, and towelling away at his two ears.
As soon as Don Quixote saw him, he asked him, "Can you tell me, sir fortune-teller, what fish do we catch, and how will it be with us?
I saw no smoke' - Kim's voice shifted to the rapt sing-song of the wayside fortune-teller.
We be not fortune-tellers, or jugglers, or beggars.
And take the COMPLEAT FORTUNE-TELLER to the outhouse," Joan continued, rapidly wiping her hands, and donning the garments.
The COMPLEAT FORTUNE-TELLER was an old thick volume, which lay on a table at her elbow, so worn by pocketing that the margins had reached the edge of the type.
Always Bert wore this thing; it was his cherished delusion, based on the advice of a shilling fortune-teller at Margate, that he was weak in the lungs.
I have heard him called a fortune-teller,' said Little Dorrit.
In the fortune there's a certain fair man--a little man, the fortune-teller said--who, it seems, will always find himself near the lovely woman, and will always have kept, expressly for him, such a peaceful corner in the lovely woman's little house as never was.
Here is where the fortune-tellers of the business sit.
And, though ye've got the crookedest nose in New York City, I misdoubt that all the fortune-tellers doing business could milk good luck from ye.