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I went to a shrink once, but I caught him going to a fortune-teller so I quit.
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Meaning of "fortune-teller" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FORTUNE-TELLER

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FORTUNE-TELLER

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preposition
conjunction
determiner
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Fortune-Teller is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FORTUNE-TELLER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

fortune-teller

Fortune-telling

Fortune-telling is the practice of predicting information about a person's life. The scope of fortune-telling is in principle identical with the practice of divination. The difference is that divination is the term used for predictions considered part of a religious ritual, invoking deities or spirits, while the term fortune-telling implies a less serious or formal setting, even one of popular culture, where belief in occult workings behind the prediction is less prominent than the concept of suggestion, spiritual or practical advisory or affirmation. Historically, fortune-telling grows out of folkloristic reception of Renaissance magic, specifically associated with Romani people. During the 19th and 20th century, methods of divination from non-Western cultures, such as the I Ching, were also adopted as methods of fortune-telling in western popular culture. An example of divination or fortune-telling as purely an item of pop culture, with little or no vestiges of belief in the...

Definition of fortune-teller in the English dictionary

The definition of fortune-teller in the dictionary is a person who makes predictions about the future as by looking into a crystal ball, reading palms, etc.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FORTUNE-TELLER

fortuities
fortuitism
fortuitist
fortuitous
fortuitously
fortuitousness
fortuity
Fortuna
fortunate
fortunately
fortunateness
fortune
fortune cookie
fortune hunter
fortune-hunter
fortune-hunting
fortune-telling
fortuneless
fortunize
forty

WORDS THAT END LIKE FORTUNE-TELLER

bestseller
bookseller
controller
dueller
dweller
feller
heller
impeller
jeweller
Keller
modeller
propeller
rebeller
reseller
Rockefeller
seller
speller
storyteller
teller
traveller
variable pitch propeller

Synonyms and antonyms of fortune-teller in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FORTUNE-TELLER»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «fortune-teller» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of fortune-teller

Translation of «fortune-teller» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FORTUNE-TELLER

Find out the translation of fortune-teller to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of fortune-teller from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «fortune-teller» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

算命先生
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

adivina
570 millions of speakers

English

fortune-teller
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

भविष्य बताने
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

العراف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Гадалка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cartomante
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গণত্কার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

diseur de bonne aventure
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

penilik nasib
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wahrsager
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

占い師
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

점쟁이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tukang tuku
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thầy bói
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குறி-சொல்பவர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

भविष्य सांगणारा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

falcı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cartomante
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wróżka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Ворожка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ghicitoare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μάντισσα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

fortuinverteller
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

spåman
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

spåmann
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of fortune-teller

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FORTUNE-TELLER»

The term «fortune-teller» is quite widely used and occupies the 51.614 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FORTUNE-TELLER» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about fortune-teller

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2 QUOTES WITH «FORTUNE-TELLER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word fortune-teller.
1
James Caan
I went to a shrink once, but I caught him going to a fortune-teller so I quit.
2
Kim Young-ha
When the head of the Hyundai Motor Company, Chung Mong-koo, was fighting with his younger brother Chung Mong-hun over the company's management, he is said to have consulted a fortune-teller.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FORTUNE-TELLER»

Discover the use of fortune-teller in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to fortune-teller and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Fortune Teller and Dreamer's Dictionary
Learn to tell fortunes with dice and playing cards, divine the future from tea leaves, read palms, interpret dreams, and more with this little gem of occult knowledge from 1863.
Madame Le Marchand, 2005
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A Fortune-Teller Told Me: Earthbound Travels in the Far East
A bestseller and major prizewinner in Italy, A Fortune-Teller Told Me is a powerful warning against the new missionaries of materialism. From the Hardcover edition.
Tiziano Terzani, 2010
3
The Fortune Teller's Kiss
This is the memoir of a Sephardic Jewish girl living among Ashkenazi neighbors in the Bronx.
Brenda Serotte, 2006
4
The Complete Fortune Teller
The desire to find guidance from the future has produced a bewildering variety of techniques, but they all have the same basic structures.
Marc Lemezma, 2006
5
The Cup of Destiny: A Traditional Fortune-Teller's Cup and ...
The first part of the book describes the ritual of turning the cup counter-clockwise and draining the left-over tea into the saucer.
Jane Lyle, 2007
6
Fortune Teller Miracle Fish
Cathryn Hankla. FORTUNE TELLER MIRACLE FISH STORIES BY CATHRYN HANKLA Michigan State University Press East Lansing Copyright © 2011 by Cathryn Hankla The paper used in. FORTUNE TELLER MIRACLE FISH.
Cathryn Hankla, 2012
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The Gypsy Queen Dream Book and Fortune Teller
THE GYPSY QUEEN DREAM BOOK And FORTUNE TELLER By Madame Juno the Gypsy Queen. This fascinating book has been out of print for many years and is now very hard to find in early editions.
Madame Juno, 2008
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The Fortune-Teller's Bible: The Definitive Guide to the Arts ...
A practical handbook designed to teach readers how to develop their divination skills looks at a wide variety of fortune-telling devices and techniques, including tarot, the I Ching, and scrying, and features skill-building exercises and ...
Jane Struthers, 2007
9
The Fortune Teller's Deck: Predict Your Future With Playing ...
It includes a unique, beautifully illustrated deck of 54 cards, and the accompanying book reveals detailed interpretations of all the 'pip' and 'court' cards, plus the joker.
Jane Lyle, 1996
10
The Fortune-Teller
The Fortune-Teller is Victor Sejour's retelling of Edgardo Mortara's removal from his home by the Bologna inquisitor. In Sejour's rendering, an infant girl Noemi is taken from her Jewish family after being baptized by a wet nurse.
Victor Sejour, 2006

6 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FORTUNE-TELLER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term fortune-teller is used in the context of the following news items.
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Old play turns out to speak to modern problems
Cooper Shaw adds humor as the fortune-teller who lives downstairs, and Erin Kelley, gives a poised performance as a network executive. «STLtoday.com, Jul 15»
2
Book Reivew, Hank Greenberg Hero of Heroes
They also comforted themselves with humor, telling Henry Ford jokes like the one where a fortune-teller informs Ford that he will die on a ... «Twins Daily, Jul 15»
3
Karl Lagerfeld Realizes How Distinct His Look Is
But as my fortune-teller told me when I was young, she said: 'For you, it will really start when it's finished for the others.' It's quite true.”. «The Fashion Spot, Jul 15»
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'Northern films are more realistic': Ricky Tomlinson talks up new …
Him Upstairs invites you into the world of Liverpool fortune-teller Margaret (nd her husband Frank as they live somewhere between Her Next ... «Mancunian Matters, Jul 15»
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TITU TURNS FORTUNE-TELLER IN 'TU MERA HERO'
Priyanshu Jora who plays Titu in 'Tu Mera Hero' turns into an astrologist to mould Panchi's mind. Furious Panchi on the other hand is all set to leave Mathura to ... «FilmiBeat, Jun 15»
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Man paid almost $700k to the fortune-teller – just to meet his dead love
It has been reported that the 32 year old unnamed man went to the 26 year old fortune-teller, Priscilla Kelly Delmaro, in the year 2013, to find a ... «Lid Time - Weird News, Entertainment, News Headlines, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Fortune-Teller [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/fortune-teller>. Feb 2024 ».
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