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Harbinger vs Harbringer

Harbinger is the correct word.

It normally means a sign that shows that somthing is going to happen soon, often somthing bad.

  • The November air stung my cheeks, a harbinger of winter.
  • a harbinger of doom
  • For this reason, Plato has often been cast as a kind of harbinger of the modern totalitarian state.
  • As retailers know, Black Friday sales are not always an accurate harbinger of final holiday sales.

It also means a forerunner of something.

  • These works were not yet opera but they were the most important harbinger of opera.

While Harbringer is not a word.