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English definition of “harbinger”


noun [C]     /ˈhɑː.bɪn.dʒər/ US  /ˈhɑːr.bɪn.dʒɚ/ literary
a person or thing that shows that something is going to happen soon, especially something bad: a harbinger of doomPeople who make predictions
(Definition of harbinger noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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