any of certain women of antiquity reputed to possess powers of prophecy or divination.
a female prophet or witch.
Other definitions for Sibyl (2 of 2)
a female given name.
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How to use sibyl in a sentence
Erythræ was the native place of the sibyl, an ancient inspired prophetess.
The den of the sibyl was much darker than the antechamber; the color of the walls could scarcely be distinguished.Unconscious Comedians | Honore de Balzac
I should mention, however, that it was quite impossible sibyl could know me.
As a test of sibyl's clairvoyance, this was not very satisfactory.
My first modest person was a Spirit Photographer; my second was a sibyl.
British Dictionary definitions for sibyl
(in ancient Greece and Rome) any of a number of women believed to be oracles or prophetesses, one of the most famous being the sibyl of Cumae, who guided Aeneas through the underworld
a witch, fortune-teller, or sorceress
- sibylline (ˈsɪbɪˌlaɪn, sɪˈbɪlaɪn) or sibyllic or sibylic (sɪˈbɪlɪk), adjective
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