subworld

noun

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

Examples of subworld in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This subworld of beauty felt personal and intimate: By and large, it was dominated by amateurs, not professional makeup artists; not being an expert was seen as a positive. New York Times, 10 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subworld was in 1887

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“Subworld.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subworld. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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