Ty·​phon ˈtī-ˌfän How to pronounce Typhon (audio)
: a monster with a tremendous voice who according to classical mythology was father of Cerberus, the Chimera, and the Sphinx

Examples of Typhon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cerberus: The 3 Headed Dog Born from the monstrous, multi-headed Typhon and the serpent-woman Echidna, Cerberus was among the primordial monsters predating humanity. Katie Liu, Discover Magazine, 31 Oct. 2023

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Word History


Latin, from Greek Typhōn

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Typhon was in the 14th century

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“Typhon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Typhon. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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