- The definition of foretell is to foreshadow, or to predict the future.
When a fortune teller reads your palm and tells you what your life is going to be like, this is an example of when the fortune teller foretells the future.
- foreteller noun
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transitive verb fore·told , fore·tell·ing, fore·tells
- fore·tellˈer noun