netherworld

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noun neth·er·world \ˈne-thər-ˌwərld\

Definition of netherworld

  1. 1 :  the world of the dead

  2. 2 :  underworld 4 the netherworld of deceit … and espionage — R. M. Nixon

  3. 3 :  no-man's-land 2 lost in a bureaucratic netherworld

Examples of netherworld in a sentence

  1. the shadowy netherworld of all-night raves

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First Known Use of netherworld

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NETHERWORLD Defined for English Language Learners

netherworld

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noun neth·er·world \ˈne-thər-ˌwərld\

Definition of netherworld for English Language Learners

  • the netherworld : the world of the dead

  • : a place unknown to most people where secret and often illegal things are done



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