[ lab-uh-rin-thin, -theen ]
/ ˌlæb əˈrɪn θɪn, -θin /


of, relating to, or resembling a labyrinth.
complicated; tortuous: the labyrinthine byways of modern literature.


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Also lab·y·rin·thi·an [lab-uh-rin-thee-uh n] /ˌlæb əˈrɪn θi ən/, lab·y·rin·thic.

Origin of labyrinthine

First recorded in 1740–50; labyrinth + -ine1

OTHER WORDS FROM labyrinthine

lab·y·rin·thi·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for labyrinthian

British Dictionary definitions for labyrinthian


labyrinthian (ˌlæbəˈrɪnθɪən) or labyrinthic (ˌlæbəˈrɪnθɪk)

/ (ˌlæbəˈrɪnθaɪn) /


of or relating to a labyrinth
resembling a labyrinth in complexity

Derived forms of labyrinthine

labyrinthically, adverb
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Medical definitions for labyrinthian

[ lăb′ə-rĭnthĭn, -thēn′ ]


Of, relating to, resembling, or constituting a labyrinth.
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