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

Definition of labyrinthian

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Examples of labyrinthian in a Sentence

a website with an exceptionally labyrinthian procedure for ordering merchandise
Recent Examples on the Web Wandering the labyrinthian night market in Ebisu and snacking on yakitori, Mizuki begins to feel like a past version of herself: the confident, beautiful, and happy young woman who’d moved from rural Japan to New York City to make it as a singer. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 17 Sep. 2021 Instead, Americans struggling with post-Covid symptoms face a highly unequal health care landscape, with the most vulnerable populations navigating labyrinthian barriers to treatment. Karina Piser, The New Republic, 27 July 2021 This labyrinthian Swedish thriller features a wealthy cosmetics magnate whose ex-husband is serving time for killing their daughter. New York Times, 29 June 2021 Fure melds installation and performance through a sonic art practice that brings immersive listening experiences to unusual places — most recently a labyrinthian water tank in Berlin. Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times, 21 June 2021 The signature Chiale-style labyrinthian black and white lines of his racecar concept serve as a sprawling and rapid inspiration to those up to the challenge of entering the design race. Ryan Mccarthy, Rolling Stone, 12 May 2021 Those scenes of Puscifer performing are intercut with hazy scenes of Billy D being chased through labyrinthian hallways. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 17 Apr. 2021 Posts that reach r/all have, by definition, broken out of the normal conventions of Reddit’s labyrinthian subsections and have a chance to be seen by anyone perusing r/all. Robert Peck, Wired, 3 Aug. 2020 As the site expanded, these labyrinthian settings became increasingly hard to grok, and often made more information public by default, rather than putting true control in the hands of its users. Jessi Hempel, WIRED, 30 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of labyrinthian

1588, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of labyrinthian was in 1588

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28 Sep 2021

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“Labyrinthian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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