chi·​ro·​man·​cy ˈkī-rə-ˌman(t)-sē How to pronounce chiromancy (audio)
chiromancer noun

Examples of chiromancy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the word meaning round, Dev picked the right definition of chiromancy, identifying it as someone who tells fortunes using lines on the palm of the hand Dev competed against 14-year-old Charlotte Walsh from Merrifield, Virginia, as the final two standing. Steve Almasy, CNN, 1 June 2023 The more obvious ones include oneiromancy, as in divination by dreams; arithmancy, which uses numbers for predictive purposes; chiromancy, for reading the future through palm lines; and ceromancy, which bases its predictions on wax poured into water. Andrew Cockburn, Harper’s Magazine , 6 Jan. 2023 Though all divinations require study and practice, chiromancy fundamentals are quite easy to learn. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, 3 Jan. 2020 Of all divination practices, palm reading, also known as chiromancy or palmistry, is one of the most highly regarded. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, 3 Jan. 2020

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Word History


probably from Middle French chiromancie, from Medieval Latin chiromantia, from Greek cheir- chir- + -manteia -mancy

First Known Use

circa 1528, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chiromancy was circa 1528

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“Chiromancy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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