blood·​bath | \ ˈbləd-ˌbath How to pronounce bloodbath (audio) , -ˌbäth \

Definition of bloodbath

1 : a great slaughter
2a : a notably fierce, violent, or destructive contest or struggle the campaign has become a bloodbath
b : a major economic disaster a market bloodbath

Examples of bloodbath in a Sentence

Thousands of people were murdered in the bloodbath. one side was so much better armed that the battle quickly turned into a bloodbath
Recent Examples on the Web Its latest warning could portend a promotional bloodbath among retailers this summer. Jinjoo Lee, WSJ, 7 June 2022 Netflix released an eight-minute teaser clip of the season last week, showing a bloodbath at the Hawkins National Laboratories — with a young Eleven at the center of the chaos. Tomás Mier, Rolling Stone, 23 May 2022 Expect horror classics and bloodbath franchises such as Psycho, Halloween, The Hills Have Eyes, Nightmare on Elm Street, Hostel, American Psycho, Joy Ride, Wrong Turn, Sinister, Happy Death Day and many others. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 May 2022 Netflix’s first-quarter earnings report, released Tuesday evening, was a Kill Bill-level bloodbath. Jacob Carpenter, Fortune, 20 Apr. 2022 Nonetheless, that bloodbath (just briefly glimpsed before a long sequence at the one-hour mark) is undeniably a nasty sight that literally turns the sea red. Dennis Harvey, Variety, 1 Apr. 2022 That could point to a bloodbath or a disaster to come. Damon Linker, The Week, 19 Apr. 2022 Practice English with the minions from Despicable Me or brush up on your Korean during the Squid Game bloodbath. Reece Rogers, Wired, 31 Mar. 2022 Authorities have tried with little success to stop the bloodbath or find a long-term solution to the war on drugs. Stefano Pozzebon, CNN, 16 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of bloodbath

1814, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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10 Jun 2022

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“Bloodbath.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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