lab·​y·​rin·​thi·​an ˌla-bə-ˈrin(t)-thē-ən How to pronounce labyrinthian (audio)

Examples of labyrinthian in a Sentence

a website with an exceptionally labyrinthian procedure for ordering merchandise
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Word History

First Known Use

1588, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of labyrinthian was in 1588

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“Labyrinthian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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