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 Other works on view, including the selections from his tarot-card series, are on loan from Mr. Clemente himself. J.s. Marcus, WSJ, 22 July 2022 The Ghanaian-Australian influencer gives outfit checks, hauls, occasional tarot readings, pop culture reviews, and her tips for proper social etiquette today. Christine Jean-baptiste, refinery29.com, 20 Apr. 2022 For much of her life, Selma Blair has consulted tarot-card readers, mediums, fortune tellers, numerologists and astrologers. Joanne Kaufman, WSJ, 17 May 2022 Book a clairvoyant reading with House of Intuition’s healer, Ryan Trinh, who uses tarot, I Ching and bone reading in his sessions, according to HOI’s website. Julissa James, Los Angeles Times, 16 Dec. 2021 The World, The Lovers, The Devil, and The High Priestess — just to name a few — are some of the most recognizable parts of tarot card decks. Sophie Saint Thomas, Allure, 5 Sep. 2021 Upstairs, a tarot card reader caught attendees by surprise for an impromptu reading. Eliseé Browchuk, Vogue, 12 May 2022 Last year, TikToker Paige MarieParker, a tarot card reader with over 174,000 followers, posted a video repeating a rumor about traffickers in North Carolina placing car seats in parking lots as bait. ELLE, 4 Apr. 2022 Inside, the Roman trifecta—plants, candles, music—was in effect, and some sage sticks sat alongside a tarot deck on the coffee table. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, 13 Dec. 2021 See More

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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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“Tarot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tarot. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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