foretoken

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noun

fore·​to·​ken ˈfȯr-ˌtō-kən How to pronounce foretoken (audio)
: a premonitory sign

foretoken

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verb

fore·​to·​ken fȯr-ˈtō-kən How to pronounce foretoken (audio)
foretokened; foretokening fȯr-ˈtōk-niŋ How to pronounce foretoken (audio)
-ˈtō-kə-

transitive verb

: to indicate or warn of in advance

Word History

First Known Use

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of foretoken was before the 12th century

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“Foretoken.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foretoken. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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