noun Ic·a·rus \ˈi-kə-rəs\

Definition of Icarus

  1. :  the son of Daedalus who to escape imprisonment flies by means of artificial wings but falls into the sea and drowns when the wax of his wings melts as he flies too near the sun


play \ī-ˈker-ē-ən, i-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of icarus

Latin, from Greek Ikaros

First Known Use: 14th century

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