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American English: /ˈoʊmən/
British English: /ˈəʊmən/


  • it's a good/bad omen
    es un buen/mal augurio
    es de buen/mal agüero
    they saw this as an omen of victory
    lo tomaron como un presagio de victoria
    the economic omens are not good
    los indicios económicos no son buenos
    bird of ill omen
    pájaro (masculine) de mal agüero
    Example sentences
    • Then the heavens ripped asunder and showered evil and ill omens upon the face of this beckoning planet.
    • By now the portents and ill omens that had dogged the start of their journey were receding quickly into memory.
    • These events are often called signs, omens, etc., by those who pay attention to them.

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