Definition of cartomancy in English:

cartomancy

noun

  • [mass noun] Fortune telling by interpreting a random selection of playing cards.

    • ‘Alliette (writing under the name of Etteilla) was probably the most famous of the French writers on cartomancy (divination by cards) Abrégé de la Cartomancie.’
    • ‘Astrology, astrotherapy, biorhythms, cartomancy, chiromancy, the enneagram, fortune telling, graphology, rumpology, etc., seem to work because they seem to provide accurate personality analyses.’
    • ‘There are many different tarot decks used in cartomancy.’
    • ‘You could just use traditional cartomancy with a normal set of cards if needs drive.’
    • ‘Rumpology works the same way as astrology, cartomancy, metoposcopy, palmistry, and getting messages from ghosts.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from French cartomancie, from carte card + -mancie (see -mancy).

Pronunciation:

cartomancy

/ˈkɑːtə(ʊ)ˌmansi/