labyrinthine

play
adjective lab·y·rin·thine \ ˌla-bə-ˈrin(t)-thən ; -ˈrin-ˌthīn , -ˌthēn \

Definition of labyrinthine

1 :of, relating to, or resembling a labyrinth :intricate, involved
2 :of, relating to, affecting, or originating in the internal ear
  • labyrinthine lesions

Examples of labyrinthine in a Sentence

  1. the labyrinthine politics of Central Europe left us totally befuddled

Recent Examples of labyrinthine from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'labyrinthine.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of labyrinthine

1632


Medical Dictionary

labyrinthine

play
adjective lab·y·rin·thine \ -ˈrin(t)-thən; -ˈrin-ˌthīn , -ˌthēn \

medical Definition of labyrinthine

:of, relating to, affecting, or originating in the inner ear
  • human labyrinthine lesions


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up labyrinthine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a ram's-horn trumpet used in Judaism

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Merriam-Webster's New Words Quiz—Fall 2017 Edition!

  • young-plant-shoots
  • Which of the following is a new sense of the word bunny?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!