Definition of household gods in English:

household gods

Syllabification: house·hold gods


  • 1Gods presiding over a household, especially (in Roman History) the lares and penates.
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    • The Romans had personal household gods or spirits called ‘lares’ which were worshipped every day at home.
    • This one is a New Year poem, called Lares Et Penates, inspired by the Roman concept of household gods.
    • Again legend tells us that the Swallow was sacred to the Penates or household gods, and therefore to injure one would be to bring wrath upon your own house.
  • 1.1Possessions held in esteem: the Fairley household gods—portraits and an assortment of silver
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    • And pay *plenty* of adoration to my household gods, whatever they may be.

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Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody