Av·​a·​lon ˈa-və-ˌlän How to pronounce Avalon (audio)
: a paradise to which Arthur is carried after his death

Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Avalon was in the 13th century

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“Avalon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Avalon. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Av·​a·​lon ˈa-və-ˌlän How to pronounce Avalon (audio)
peninsula of southeastern Newfoundland, Canada, jutting into the Atlantic

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