tar·​ot ˈter-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce tarot (audio)
: 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 Using numerology, tarot and astrology, each candle is personalized to the receiver, down to a signature scent. Cailey Lindberg, Good Housekeeping, 25 Aug. 2023 This card, deemed one of the most positive in all of the tarot, is here to signal that the storm has passed. Meghan Rose, Glamour, 1 Oct. 2023 Life By Soul offers one on one tarot, astrology, and numerology readings, private and group classes, and crystal and stone metaphysical accessories. Jon Stojan, USA TODAY, 6 Sep. 2023 Capricorn is also represented by the Devil card in the tarot, which can refer to consensually enjoying your vices, whether that means foregoing all your professional responsibilities and taking a long weekend after a period of hard work or trying a new kink in the bedroom. Dave Clark, The Enquirer, 3 Aug. 2023 Diagnosis in Evolutionary Quantum Tarot & Pendulum: A multi-phase experience where participants meditate to calm the mind before a diagnosis of our internal dialogue through quantum tarot. Ysolt Usigan, Woman's Day, 31 May 2023 Rachel Pollack, a transgender activist and writer who was an expert on interpreting tarot and created the first transgender superheroine for DC Comics, died April 7 at her home in Rhinebeck, New York. George Gene Gustines, BostonGlobe.com, 14 Apr. 2023 Yes, this woman definitely reads tarot on the tour bus. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 25 Jan. 2023 Those interested in live tarot can stop by Cha Cha's Tea Lounge on Grande Avenue for live music and live painting. Sofia Krusmark, The Arizona Republic, 30 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History


Middle French, from Italian tarocchi (plural)

First Known Use

circa 1623, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tarot was circa 1623

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“Tarot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tarot. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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