tar·ot | \ˈter-(ˌ)ō, ˈta-(ˌ)rō\

Definition of tarot 

: any of a set of usually 78 playing cards including 22 pictorial cards used for fortune-telling

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Gather on a rooftop at ROW DTLA for a 75-minute all-level yoga class, and then hang out for kombucha, tarot readings, and massages by Papa & Barkley. Brittany Martin, Los Angeles Magazine, "The Best Things to Do This Week in L.A.," 25 June 2018 Free People’s retreats started a few years ago where participants can exercise and try journaling or tarot card workshop in spots like Glacier National Park. Washington Post, "Wellness travel: It’s more than just staying fit on the road," 5 June 2018 Other more adventurous partygoers ventured into the invite-only bar-within-the-bar situated behind a tarot card reader. Rachel Marlowe, Vogue, "Sasha Lane, January Jones, and Billy Idol Celebrate Moschino Resort with a Carnival-Themed Extravaganza," 10 June 2018 And the quiet moment in which Dotte (Nicole Lewis) reads Mabel’s fate in tarot cards is an acting class in naturalism. Jesse Green, New York Times, "Review: In ‘Wilder Gone,’ the Pull of Soil, Soul and Preacher Sex," 7 June 2018 Free People's retreats started a few years ago where participants can exercise and try journaling or tarot card workshop in spots like Glacier National Park. Kelli Kennedy, chicagotribune.com, "From celeb trainer workouts to cruises, 'wellness travel' is booming - and bringing in big money," 7 June 2018 There were paintings of Cattrall, handmade tarot cards, and a performance artist performing Samantha's monologues. Rebecca Farley, refinery29.com, "About That Time Kim Cattrall Scatted Over An Upright Bass," 6 June 2018 Graci placed a tarot card reader in the room to make sure people mingled throughout the house and didn't all gather in the garden room in the back. Sue Strachan, NOLA.com, "Why downsize? Designer makes the move from condominium to home in style," 30 May 2018 At the same time roughly 100 feet away inside the library, a small group of tarot card enthusiasts were having their futures explained. J. Harry Jones, Pomerado News, "From Flamenco to mollusks, library workshops had it all," 26 May 2018

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First Known Use of tarot

circa 1623, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tarot

Middle French, from Italian tarocchi (plural)

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English Language Learners Definition of tarot

: a set of 78 cards with pictures and symbols that is used to see what will happen in the future

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