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labyrinth frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR
the word labyrinth occurs in english on average 0.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
labyrinth is pronounced in three syllables
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An example use of labyrinth in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… this kafka-esque labyrinth myself um …”
meanings of labyrinth
Anything complicated and confusing in structure, arrangement, or character.
Any of various satyrine butterflies of the genus Neope.
A complex structure in the inner ear which contains the organs of hearing and balance. It consists of bony cavities (the bony labyrinth) filled with fluid and lined with sensitive membranes (the membranous labyrinth).
A complicated irregular network of passages or paths, especially underground or covered, in which it is difficult to find one's way.
An accessory respiratory organ of certain fish.
A maze (as in a garden) formed by paths separated by high hedges.
(Greek mythology) a maze-like structure built by Daedalus in Knossos, containing the Minotaur.
(anatomy) a tortuous anatomical structure:.
To enclose in a labyrinth, or as though in a labyrinth.
To render lost and confused, as if in a labyrinth.