sub·​world ˈsəb-ˌwər(-ə)ld How to pronounce subworld (audio)
variants or sub-world
plural subworlds or sub-worlds
: a world that is part of a larger world
This season, the show created a whole new subworld within its already intricate and immersive world by taking things under the sea.Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya

Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subworld was in 1887

Dictionary Entries Near subworld

Cite this Entry

“Subworld.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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