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telepathy Line breaks: tel|ep¦athy
Pronunciation: /tɪˈlɛpəθi/

Definition of telepathy in English:


[mass noun]
The supposed communication of thoughts or ideas by means other than the known senses.
Example sentences
  • Get some rest and we'll start with telepathy and telekinesis in the morning.
  • I believe in the sixth sense, telepathy and rebirth as I have experienced it.
  • It works like mental telepathy where one person can read another's thoughts.
mind reading, thought transference;
clairvoyance, sixth sense;



Pronunciation: /tɪˈlɛpəθɪst/
Example sentences
  • Early in the discussion he mentions possible ways of detecting whether a telepathist is communicating with the dead.
  • Yet this nascent talent was now magnified many times and tempered with the force of volunteer telepathists as it drilled achingly, relentlessly.
  • And I must be what's called a telepathist, because I can read people's minds.


Pronunciation: /tɪˈlɛpəθʌɪz/
(also telepathise) verb
Example sentences
  • Madame Jones has simply telepathized with Mr Smith and relayed back to him his own visualization.
  • In other words, we are telepathic beings, constantly telepathizing in active and passive modes.
  • Unable to perform facial expressions himself, he telepathizes the required facial expression when need be.

Words that rhyme with telepathy

apathy • empathy

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