foretoken

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

noun

a sign of a future event; omen; forewarning.

verb (used with object)

to foreshadow.

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Origin of foretoken

before 900; Middle English fortokne,Old English foretācn.See fore-, token
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British Dictionary definitions for foretoken

foretoken

noun (ˈfɔːˌtəʊkən)

a sign of a future event

verb (fɔːˈtəʊkən)

(tr) to foreshadow
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