Know Your Next Word : harbinger

3. harbinger :

noun :

1. a person who goes ahead and makes known the approach of another

2. anything that foreshadows a future event

usage :

  • Be careful with the pronunciation of this word. Many people pronounce it incorrectly.

  • Warm weather is the harbinger of spring.

  • A cloud of bad breath and body odor, which preceded him by several yards every where he went, was Harold's harbinger.

  • Frost is a harbinger of winter.

  • I knew by these harbingers who were coming.

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