crystal ball


: a sphere especially of quartz crystal traditionally used by fortune tellers
: a means or method of predicting future events

Examples of crystal ball in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here, there are two sinks on opposite walls, a large shower with a glass enclosure, and a gilded clawfoot soaking tub with a crystal ball accent on each foot. James Alexander, Hartford Courant, 7 July 2024 The 247Sports crystal ball is pointing to UW for three of the top-five players in the state, each scheduled to tour campus: linebacker Zaydrius Rainey-Sale and athletes Jonathan Epperson and D’Aryhian Clemons. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, 20 June 2024 Jared Padalecki doesn’t need a crystal ball to see where The CW is heading. Samantha Bergeson, IndieWire, 27 June 2024 Of course, markets react in mysterious ways, and apart from not having a crystal ball, if market trends and Bitcoin’s scarcity algorithm are anything to go by, prosperity could be on the horizon. Tyler Shepherd, USA TODAY, 18 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for crystal ball 

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Word History

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of crystal ball was in 1834

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“Crystal ball.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

crystal ball

: a clear ball especially of quartz crystal used by a fortune-teller to predict the future
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