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underworld (plural underworlds)

  1. (religion or mythology) The world of the dead, located underneath the world of the living; the afterlife.
  2. That part of society that is engaged in crime or vice, and particularly those involved in organized crime.
  3. (video games) The portion of a game that is set below ground.
    Antonym: overworld
    • 2016, Alyse Knorr, Super Mario Bros. 3: Boss Fight Books #13:
      In the underworld theme, low notes create a darker feeling that matches the cave setting. This song also creates a sense of continuity across early Mario games, since it's a remix of SMB1's original underworld theme.




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