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palm-reading

Syllabification: palm-read·ing

Definition of palm-reading in English:

noun

The art or practice of supposedly interpreting a person’s character or predicting their future by examining the palm of their hand.
Example sentences
  • While mentioning a couple of criticisms of palm reading, the article is essentially uncritical.
  • I gradually added tricks such as palm reading and was bowled over by how people reacted, amazed at my accuracy.
  • While in high school, Hyman was originally doubtful about the validity of palm reading.

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