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Icarus

Syllabification: Ic·a·rus
Pronunciation: /ˈikərəs
 
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Greek Mythology

Definition of Icarus in English:

The son of Daedalus, who escaped from Crete using wings made by his father but was killed when he flew too near the sun and the wax attaching his wings melted.

Derivatives

Icarian

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Pronunciation: /iˈke(ə)rēən, īˈke(ə)r-/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Michel de Certeau celebrates the glorious sublimity of an Icarian moment as his gaze from the 110th floor soars over Manhattan.
  • Poetry's escape, its excess, follows an Icarian path: it drives upwards in a transgressive trajectory only to reach its limits and fall.
  • This seems to me like an important intellectual source for the interplay of Icarian heroism and Tantalean frustration that Tromly discusses.

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