Ach·​er·​on ˈa-kə-ˌrän How to pronounce Acheron (audio)
: a river in Hades

Examples of Acheron in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The name came from Dante’s Inferno, in which the River Acheron carries people to hell. Brandon Sneed, Outside Online, 11 Jan. 2022

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Word History


Greek Acherōn

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Acheron was in the 14th century

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“Acheron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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