[ sooth-sey ]
/ ˈsuθˌseɪ /
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verb (used without object), sooth·said, sooth·say·ing.
to foretell events; predict.
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Origin of soothsay
First recorded in 1600–10; back formation from soothsayer
Words nearby soothsay
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Example sentences from the Web for soothsay
Thou must be wealthy and art bountiful, so it is worth while to soothsay for thee.The Pharaoh and the Priest|Alexander Glovatski
British Dictionary definitions for soothsay
/ (ˈsuːθˌseɪ) /
verb -says, -saying or -said
(intr) to predict the future
Derived forms of soothsaysoothsaying, noun
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