Definition of clairvoyance in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌklerˈvoiəns/


The supposed faculty of perceiving things or events in the future or beyond normal sensory contact: she stared at the card as if she could contact its writer by clairvoyance
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  • I should also note clairvoyance or telepathy may be the reason why some people do significantly better than chance in guessing experiments.
  • If you could do a bit of mind and thought reading, clairvoyance, prophecy and divination, that is all it takes to be a magician.
  • Further awakening of the inner potentials gradually bestows the supernormal powers of premonition, afflatus, telepathy, clairvoyance and prophecy.


Mid 19th century: from French, from clair 'clear' + voir 'to see'.

Words that rhyme with clairvoyance

annoyance, flamboyance

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Syllabification: clair·voy·ance

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