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 After falling out of favor around the Middle Ages, palmistry underwent a monumental revival in the 19th century as interest in the occult grew. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, 3 Jan. 2020 By the mid-1900s, palmistry was fully integrated within American pop culture. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, 3 Jan. 2020 By the mid-1900s, palmistry was fully integrated within American pop culture. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, 3 Jan. 2020 By the mid-1900s, palmistry was fully integrated within American pop culture. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, 3 Jan. 2020 By the mid-1900s, palmistry was fully integrated within American pop culture. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, 3 Jan. 2020 By the mid-1900s, palmistry was fully integrated within American pop culture. 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 By the mid-1900s, palmistry was fully integrated within American pop culture. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, 3 Jan. 2020 See More

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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 16 May. 2022.

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