[ noun fawr-toh-kuh n, fohr-; verb fawr-toh-kuh n, fohr- ]
/ noun ˈfɔrˌtoʊ kən, ˈfoʊr-; verb fɔrˈtoʊ kən, foʊr- /


a sign of a future event; omen; forewarning.

verb (used with object)

to foreshadow.

Origin of foretoken

before 900; Middle English fortokne, Old English foretācn. See fore-, token Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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noun (ˈfɔːˌtəʊkən)

a sign of a future event

verb (fɔːˈtəʊkən)

(tr) to foreshadow
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