Part of speech: noun
Origin: French, late 19th century
Fortune telling by interpreting a random selection of playing cards.
Examples of Cartomancy in a sentence
"I was skeptical of any predictions produced by cartomancy."
"She ran a shop that sold herbs and candles, but her specialty was cartomancy."
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A fortune teller practices cartomancy when they promise to tell your fortune with a deck of cards. It might be a tarot deck, or a deck of playing cards, but it's up to you whether you believe it or not.
Did you Know?
If you want to practice cartomancy, you need a deck of cards. A standard deck of playing cards includes the suits of clubs, diamonds, spades, and hearts. If you're holding a tarot deck, there will be wands, cups, swords, and coins. Choose your cards wisely.