palmistry

noun
palm·​ist·​ry | \ ˈpä-mə-strē How to pronounce palmistry (audio) , ˈpäl-, ˈpȯ-, ˈpȯl- How to pronounce palmistry (audio) \

Definition of palmistry

: the art or practice of reading a person's character or future from the lines on the palms

Examples of palmistry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By the mid-1900s, palmistry was fully integrated within American pop culture. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "A Beginner's Guide to Reading Palms," 3 Jan. 2020 By the mid-1900s, palmistry was fully integrated within American pop culture. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "A Beginner's Guide to Reading Palms," 3 Jan. 2020 By the mid-1900s, palmistry was fully integrated within American pop culture. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "A Beginner's Guide to Reading Palms," 3 Jan. 2020 By the mid-1900s, palmistry was fully integrated within American pop culture. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "A Beginner's Guide to Reading Palms," 3 Jan. 2020 By the mid-1900s, palmistry was fully integrated within American pop culture. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "A Beginner's Guide to Reading Palms," 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, "A Beginner's Guide to Reading Palms," 3 Jan. 2020 By the mid-1900s, palmistry was fully integrated within American pop culture. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "A Beginner's Guide to Reading Palms," 3 Jan. 2020 Evoking tarot, palmistry, and astrology, Saar privileges an overtly feminine way of processing uncertainty and disillusionment. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, "MOMA’s Heady Introduction to Betye Saar, “The Conscience of the Art World”," 24 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of palmistry

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for palmistry

Middle English pawmestry, probably from paume palm + maistrie mastery

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“Palmistry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/palmistry. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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palmistry

noun
How to pronounce palmistry (audio) How to pronounce palmistry (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of palmistry

: the art or activity of looking at the lines on the palms of people's hands and telling them what will happen to them in the future

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