augury
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈɔː.ɡjʊ.ɹi/
Noun

augury

  1. A divination based on the appearance and behaviour of animals.
  2. (by extension) An omen or prediction; a foreboding; a prophecy.
    • In Wordsworth's first preludings there is but a dim foreboding of the creator of an era. From Southey's early poems, a safer augury might have been drawn.
  3. An event that is experienced as indicating important things to come.
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