- /kəˈθuːˌluː/ is the most widely used pronunciation.
- /qlʊlːˈhuː/ is the pronunciation suggested by Lovecraft in a letter to writer Duane Weldon Rimel (dated July 23, 1934).
- A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
a huge fictional humanoid alien god
Cthulhu (not comparable)
- Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.