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indistinct

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adjective in·dis·tinct \ˌin-di-ˈstiŋ(k)t\

Simple Definition of indistinct

  • : not easily seen, heard, or recognized : not distinct or clear

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of indistinct

  1. :  not distinct: as a :  not sharply outlined or separable :  blurred <indistinct figures in the fog> b :  faint, dim <an indistinct light in the distance> c :  not clearly recognizable or understandable :  uncertain

indistinctly play \-ˈstiŋ(k)t-lē, -ˈstiŋ-klē\ adverb
indistinctness play \-ˈstiŋ(k)t-nəs, -ˈstiŋk-nəs\ noun

Examples of indistinct in a sentence

  1. indistinct figures in the fog

  2. <managed to discern a blurry, indistinct shadow through the downpour>



Origin of indistinct

Latin indistinctus, from in- + distinctus distinct


First Known Use: 1526

Rhymes with indistinct


INDISTINCT Defined for Kids

indistinct

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adjective in·dis·tinct \ˌin-di-ˈstiŋt\

Definition of indistinct for Students

  1. :  not easily seen, heard, or recognized <indistinct voices>

indistinctly adverb




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