Definition of deathling in English:

deathling

noun

literary
  • 1A being subject to death, a mortal, as opposed to immortal or divine beings.

  • 2As a personification: an offspring of Death; a little demon serving Death. Now only in science and fantasy fiction: a type of imaginary being associated with death. rare.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Joshua Sylvester (d. 1618), poet and translator. From death + -ling.

Pronunciation

deathling

/ˈdɛθlɪŋ/