Meaning of “dungeon” in the English Dictionary


"dungeon" in English

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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. 

(Definition of “dungeon” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dungeon" in American English

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dungeonnoun [ C ]

us /ˈdʌn·dʒən/

(Definition of “dungeon” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)