Definition of hellhound in English:

hellhound

Syllabification: hell·hound
Pronunciation: /ˈhelˌhound
 
/

noun

  • A demon in the form of a dog.
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    • Players will encounter hellhounds, werewolves, vampires, hobbits, ghosts, barbarians and demigorgons.
    • The council slowly and with much detail gave the barbarians information of the hellhound that the elves had accidentally summoned and what had befallen their tribe.
    • Constantly haunted by images of hellhounds, loneliness, and an unreasonable wanderlust, Johnson lived hand to mouth, playing at plantations, house parties and street corners.

Origin

Old English: originally referring especially to Cerberus, the watchdog of Hades in Greek mythology.

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