Definition of Daedalian in English:


Line breaks: Dae¦da|lian
Pronunciation: /diːˈdeɪlɪən


  • Ingenious, intricate, and confusing: this curious amalgamation of comfortable hotel and Daedalian cruise ship
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    • To answer this is, however, to wander into a Daedalian labyrinth of conjectures.
    • Beauty of contrivance, adaptation, or mechanism we have called Daedalian beauty.
    • This informed his interest in machinery, in difficult texts, and in Daedalian structures such as labyrinths and winding stairs.


early 17th century: from Latin Daedaleus 'relating to Daedalus' + -ian.

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