crystal ball Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"crystal ball" in British English

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crystal ballnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us  
a ​transparentglassball used by someone who says they can ​discover what will ​happen to you in the ​future by ​looking into it: Looking into the ​crystalball, it's ​safe to say that ​interestrates will ​rise next ​year.
(Definition of crystal ball from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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crystal ballnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkrɪs·təl ˈbɔl/
(in ​stories) a ​transparent ball of crystal or ​glass that ​producesimages of ​futureevents by ​magic
(Definition of crystal ball from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “crystal ball”
in Chinese (Simplified) (可预言未来的)水晶球…
in Turkish kristal küre…
in Russian магический кристалл, хрустальный шар…
in Chinese (Traditional) (可預言未來的)水晶球…
in Polish szklana kula…
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