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indescribable definition

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This page has two definitions of indescribable in English. Indescribable is an adjective. Examples of how to use indescribable in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

English

Etymology

From in- +‎ describe +‎ -able.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪndɪˈskɹaɪbəbl̩/
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  • Hyphenation: in‧de‧scri‧ba‧ble

Adjective

indescribable (comparative more indescribable, superlative most indescribable)

  1. Impossible (or very difficult) to describe.
    He proved it with indescribable mathematics.
    • 1887, H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure[1]:
      Presently the men set up the melancholy little chant that I had heard on the first night when we were captured in the whaleboat, and the effect produced by their voices was very curious, and quite indescribable.
    • 1906 January–October, Joseph Conrad, chapter II, in The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale, London: Methuen & Co., [], published 1907, OCLC 270548466; The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale (Collection of British Authors; 3995), copyright edition, Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1907, OCLC 1107573959, page 15:
      But there was also about him an indescribable air which no mechanic could have acquired in the practice of his handicraft however dishonestly exercised: [...] the air of moral nihilism common to keepers of gambling hells and disorderly houses; [...]
  2. Exceeding all description.
    Our hotel had an indescribable view of the Bay of Naples.

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