Definition of foretoken in English:

foretoken

verb

[WITH OBJECT]literary
  • Be a sign of (a future event)

    ‘a shiver in the night air foretokening December’
    • ‘He spent much of his time swimming in nihilistic little circles and had a lethargy that some saw as foretokening an early death.’
    • ‘Actually this foretokened that the formal independence of the republic would also be nullified.’
    • ‘He is said to have eaten a toad as a child, an act foretokening a martial destiny.’
    • ‘The Next Big Things on the Internet aren't usually foretokened by business models or white papers, said Popkin.’
    • ‘So it is foretokened that a soaring development in their population may be witnessed on cotton crop across the cotton growing areas during next week.’
    gesture, sign, wave, gesticulation, cue, prompt, indicator, indication, communication, message
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Origin

Old English foretācn (noun: see fore-, token).

Pronunciation

foretoken

/fɔːˈtəʊk(ə)n/