1. foreshadowing

noun. ['fɔrˈʃædoʊɪŋ'] the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand.


  • adumbration
  • prediction
  • prefiguration
  • anticipation

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Words that Rhyme with Foreshadowing

  • overshadowing

Example sentences of the word foreshadowing

1. Noun, singular or mass
This will help you understand any foreshadowing that was intended by the songs.

2. Verb, gerund or present participle
Writers use foreshadowing to tell readers what to expect.

3. Adjective
The exposition often contains foreshadowing, or clues to things that are going to happen later.

Quotes containing the word foreshadowing

1. Last night my shadow exploded into hundreds of fluttering black birds, foreshadowing my love taking flight under the cover of camouflage.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

2. foreshadowing

adjective. ['fɔrˈʃædoʊɪŋ'] indistinctly prophetic.


  • prophetical
  • adumbrative
  • prophetic


  • incapacity
  • nonprognosticative
  • unpredictive