Definitions for oublietteˌu bliˈɛt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ou•bli•etteˌu bliˈɛt(n.)

  1. a secret dungeon with an opening only in the ceiling.

Origin of oubliette:

1810–20; < F, MF, <oubli(er) to forget

Princeton's WordNet

  1. oubliette(noun)

    a dungeon with the only entrance or exit being a trap door in the ceiling


  1. oubliette(Noun)

    A dungeon only accessible by a trapdoor at the top.

  2. Origin: From oubliette, from oublier.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Oubliette

    an underground cell, perfectly dark, in which prisoners were subjected to perpetual confinement, was so called as being a "place of forgetfulness," or where one is forgotten; they were often put secretly to death.


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