toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

Adonis
used in The Picture of Dorian Gray - 20 chapter version

2 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
Greek mythology:  a handsome youth loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone

or as a common noun:  any handsome young man
  • Upon my word, Basil, I didn't know you were so vain; and I really can't see any resemblance between you, with your rugged strong face and your coal-black hair, and this young Adonis, who looks as if he was made out of ivory and rose-leaves.
    Chapter 1 (14% in)
  • I had drawn you as Paris in dainty armour, and as Adonis with huntsman's cloak and polished boar-spear.
    Chapter 9 (71% in)

There are no more uses of "Adonis" in The Picture of Dorian Gray - 20 chapter version.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®Encyclopedia Mythica ArticleWikipedia ArticlePictures — Google Images®