a card game dating probably from the Renaissance and still popular in central Europe, originally played with a special pack of 78 cards but now usually played with 32 cards of a regular pack together with 22 tarots.

Origin of tarok

1605–15; < obsolete Italian tarocco; see tarot
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Examples from the Web for tarok

Historical Examples of tarok

  • The young Count will be there to-night, and we'll have some tarok.

    A Bride of the Plains

    Baroness Emmuska Orczy

  • Conversations round the room were now carried on in whispers; tarok cards were produced and here and there a game was in progress.

    A Bride of the Plains

    Baroness Emmuska Orczy

  • The gentlemen are in the ante-room playing at whist and tarok, and perhaps a little innocent game of hazard.

    The Jews of Barnow

    Karl Emil Franzos

  • "Volat" is an expression used in tarok to denote that no tricks have been made by an opponent.

  • The young people danced, the old played whist or tarok, and they stayed till daybreak.