Dungeon - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdʌndʒən|  American pronunciation of the word dungeon
Brit.  |ˈdʌn(d)ʒ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word dungeon


- the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress (syn: donjon, keep)
- a dark cell (usually underground) where prisoners can be confined


The king threw them in the dungeon.

...in the dusky depths of the dungeon...

...the only other prisoner in the dungeon was a nutty soul who feasted on bugs...

he practiced the immurement of his enemies in the castle dungeon

The prisoner has been languishing for years in the dungeon

Word forms

singular: dungeon
plural: dungeons
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