how to pronounce hades


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hades is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of hades in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… I of Zeus's brother Hades who rode up …”

meanings of hades


  1. Hell as a waiting place for damned souls before the Last Judgement, after which they may be cast in Gehenna.
  2. The god of the underworld and ruler of the dead, son of Cronus and Rhea, brother of Zeus and Poseidon.
  3. The underworld, the domain of Hades, by transference from its god.
  4. In the Septuagint Bible, the Greek translation of Sheol.
  5. Hell.


  1. Plural of hade.


  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of hade.

hades frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word hades occurs in english on average 1.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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