Definition of tarot
: any of a set of usually 78 playing cards including 22 pictorial cards used for fortune-telling
Recent Examples of tarot from the Web
In a moment, as the tarot is accessed, presto! — a three-card drawing (from the Rider-Waite deck, for those in the know) and explanation of the meaning of each card will appear.
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Origin and Etymology of tarot
Middle French, from Italian tarocchi (plural)
First Known Use: circa 1623See Words from the same year
TAROT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tarot for English Language Learners
: a set of 78 cards with pictures and symbols that is used to see what will happen in the future
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