tar·​ot | \ ˈter-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce tarot (audio) , ˈta-(ˌ)rō \

Definition of tarot

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

Examples of tarot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the film, Jackson gives one of her house guests a tarot-card reading—a detail based in fact. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, "Shirley Jackson’s Son Talks to His Fictional Mom, Elisabeth Moss," 22 June 2020 Depending on the witch, these practises might include tarot or oracle cards, crafting incense blends or spiritual waters, reading natal charts, communicating with spirit guides, praying, or casting spells. Amanda Kohr, refinery29.com, "Why Queer People Love Witchcraft," 18 June 2020 Named after his favorite tarot card, the Nine of Swords, Maison No. Tanner Saunders, Travel + Leisure, "Post Malone Just Launched a New Rosé," 29 May 2020 The artist is carrying on a Milan tradition: homemade versions of classic tarot decks. Keith Laszinski, National Geographic, "What caused Haiti's 2010 quake and Puerto Rico's more recent temblors?," 20 Jan. 2020 Band members Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, Jeff Ament and Matt Cameron make their appearance at one point during the video by stepping out of tarot cards. Gary Dinges, USA TODAY, "Pearl Jam, Greta Thunberg paint grim picture of environment's future in 'Retrograde' video," 14 May 2020 Marsali is reading tarot cards for herself and Roger. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "Outlander recap: I will always sing for you," 13 Apr. 2020 The four elements also appear in occult tools adjacent to astrology, such as tarot cards. Sophie Saint Thomas, Allure, "Your Guide to the Zodiac Signs and Their Elements: Fire, Earth, Air, and Water," 24 Mar. 2020 Washington Post The tarot cards of tech Thanks to also great Vivianne Castillo for flagging this remarkable design tool, which aims to help designers and producers of all stripes consider more carefully the unintended consequences of their work. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "Los Angeles is literally awash with grief," 24 Feb. 2020

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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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The first known use of tarot was circa 1623

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3 Jul 2020

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“Tarot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tarot. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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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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