Definition of Nero in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnirō/
( Ad 37-68), Roman emperor 54-68; full name Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus. Infamous for his cruelty, he ordered the murder of his mother Agrippina in 59 and wantonly executed leading Romans. His reign witnessed a fire that destroyed half of Rome in 64. A wave of uprisings in 68 led to his flight from Rome and his eventual suicide.

Words that rhyme with Nero

De Niro, hero, Pierrot, Pinero, Rio de Janeiro, sub-zero, zero

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Syllabification: Ne·ro

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