onei·​ro·​man·​cy ō-ˈnī-rə-ˌman(t)-sē How to pronounce oneiromancy (audio)
: divination by means of dreams

Examples of oneiromancy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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

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Word History


Greek oneiros + English -mancy

First Known Use

1652, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oneiromancy was in 1652

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“Oneiromancy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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