Definition of cartomancy in English:

cartomancy

Line breaks: carto|mancy
Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːtə(ʊ)ˌmansi
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • Fortune telling by interpreting a random selection of playing cards.
    More example sentences
    • Astrology, astrotherapy, biorhythms, cartomancy, chiromancy, the enneagram, fortune telling, graphology, rumpology, etc., seem to work because they seem to provide accurate personality analyses.
    • Rumpology works the same way as astrology, cartomancy, metoposcopy, palmistry, and getting messages from ghosts.
    • Alliette (writing under the name of Etteilla) was probably the most famous of the French writers on cartomancy (divination by cards) Abrégé de la Cartomancie.

Derivatives

cartomancer

noun
More example sentences
  • My life happened to intersect with the Tarot at an early age, so these days I'm a pretty decent cartomancer.
  • These meanings are based on the traditional interpretations used by cartomancers for centuries.
  • You don't have to be a prophet or a cartomancer to work that out; you just have to be completely detached.

Origin

late 19th century: from French cartomancie, from carte 'card' + -mancie (see -mancy).

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