Share this entry

Share this page

Tartarus

Line breaks: Tar|tarus
Pronunciation: /ˈtɑːtərəs
 
/
Greek Mythology

Definition of Tartarus in English:

2A part of the underworld where the wicked suffered punishment for their misdeeds, especially those such as Ixion and Tantalus who had committed some outrage against the gods.

Derivatives

Tartarean

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈtɛːrɪən/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Sky and Tartarean pit combine to form a surrounding cosmic shell.
  • A case in point is the Tartarean imagery of The Return of the Native and The Nigger of the ‘Narcissus’.

Words that rhyme with Tartarus

sorcerousadventurous

Definition of Tartarus in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkʌmbəs(ə)m
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…