dungeonnoun [ C ]uk /ˈdʌn.dʒən/ us /ˈdʌn.dʒən/
Examples from literature
- After he had been thrown into prison some one had put venomous serpents into his dungeon, but strange to say, after a time they had died, leaving him uninjured.
- Each band of traitors as they arrived was seized and cast into a dungeon.
- He led her through many winding passages, opening heavy iron gates, until they at length reached the deep dungeons which are found beneath this castle.
- The same night eight masked men descended to the dungeon where the prisoners lay: they believed at that moment that the fatal hour had arrived for all.
- While peering into the gloom, however, he stumbled and fell headlong into the dungeon below.