soothsaying

[ sooth-sey-ing ]
/ ˈsuθˌseɪ ɪŋ /

noun

the practice or art of foretelling events.
a prediction or prophecy.

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Origin of soothsaying

First recorded in 1525–35; sooth + saying

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soothsay
[ sooth-sey ]
/ ˈsuθˌseɪ /

verb (used without object), sooth·said, sooth·say·ing.

to foretell events; predict.

Origin of soothsay

First recorded in 1600–10; back formation from soothsayer
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British Dictionary definitions for soothsaying

soothsay
/ (ˈsuːθˌseɪ) /

verb -says, -saying or -said

(intr) to predict the future

Derived forms of soothsay

soothsaying, noun
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