What does the word premonitory mean?

    Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Giving premonition.

Usage examples for premonitory

  1. But in the growth of character the light on the road to Damascus is apt to be preceded by faint premonitory gleams; and even in his frivolous days at the Academy Alfieri carried a Virgil in his pocket and wept and trembled over Ariosto's verse. – The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton
  2. On receipt of this information Woodden rocked a little on his feet as though he felt the premonitory movements of an earthquake. – Allan and the Holy Flower by H. Rider Haggard