Definition of foreshadow in English:

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Pronunciation: /fôrˈSHadō/


[with object]
Be a warning or indication of (a future event): it foreshadowed my preoccupation with jazz
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  • It establishes a mood and foreshadows future events.
  • What then is the picture of the world in the mind of this child, and how does it foreshadow the future events of the story?
  • Two events foreshadow a significant change in the fortunes of marriage and family in Australia.
signal, indicate, signify, mean, be a sign of, suggest, herald, be a harbinger of, warn of, portend, prefigure, presage, promise, point to, anticipate
informal spell
literary forebode, foretoken, betoken, adumbrate
archaic foreshow

Words that rhyme with foreshadow


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Syllabification: fore·shad·ow

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