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cartomancy Syllabification: car·to·man·cy
Pronunciation: /ˈkärdəˌmansē/

Definition of cartomancy in English:


Fortune-telling by interpreting a random selection of playing cards.
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.


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

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