Meaning of Tartarean in English:


Pronunciation /tɑːˈtɛːrɪən/


Greek Mythology
  • Relating to or characteristic of Tartarus; hellish and infernal.

    ‘Tartarean punishments’
    • ‘A Tartarean gloom filled the gorge of San Martino.’
    • ‘The tyrants, who would have disgraced the society of gods and men, were thrown headlong into the Tartarean abyss.’
    • ‘The pagans saw Olympus and the Tartarean depths, as the Christians see Paradise and Hell.’