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daedal

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adjective dae·dal \ˈdē-dəl\

Definition of daedal

  1. 1 a :  skillful, artistic b :  intricate <the computer's daedal circuitry>

  2. 2 :  adorned with many things <visions of cloud and light and daedal earth are the airman's daily scene — Laurence Binyon>



Examples of daedal

  1. <the daedal workings of the chime clock are a marvel to behold>



Origin of daedal

Latin daedalus, from Greek daidalos


First Known Use: 1590

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