Definition of soothsaying in English:

soothsaying

noun

  • See soothsayer

    • ‘He entertains village audiences with sound effects, tricks, soothsaying, and trained-animal shows.’
    • ‘The relative prosperity afforded by tearoom soothsaying freed Martin to pursue art.’
    • ‘Where the distinction between reliable and unreliable information is unclear, quackery, soothsaying, and magical thinking thrive.’
    • ‘Perhaps James even went too light on his soothsaying.’
    • ‘An astrologer and healer born 500 years ago, he had the ear of royals, businessmen and clergy, even though the church prohibited soothsaying and the Inquisition was running hot.’

Pronunciation

soothsaying

/ˈsuːθseɪɪŋ/