Definition of decipher
decipherableplay \-f(ə-)rə-bəl\ adjective
deciphererplay \-fər-ər\ noun
deciphermentplay \-fər-mənt\ noun
Examples of decipher in a Sentence
I couldn't decipher his sloppy handwriting.
we deciphered the hidden message to find out when we were supposed to meet
Recent Examples of decipher from the Web
Rapper Dudley Perkins, Muldrow's musical collaborator on previous ventures, at one point took to the stage to offer a short soliloquy that was nearly impossible to decipher due, once again, to a garble of overblown sound.
Trying to read Marta on the pitch may be difficult for defenders, but deciphering the soccer legend’s thoughts is far simpler.
There’s a song about alienation, one about aging, one about futility, some obscure enough to be hard to decipher and some all for fun.
A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute deciphered the infectious form of a viral surface molecule called a glycoprotein Lassa virus uses to enter human cells.
Around the globe sleuths set to deciphering what the word means.
Katie Martin, a public health professor at the University of Saint Joseph who helped devise the system, said this helps clients who may have difficulty deciphering the often bewildering nutrition descriptions on food labels.
To be fair, there is one melodious gag, which pops up when Daniels and her comrades are trying to decipher the transmission, scratchy with static, that was received out of nowhere.
Two days later, Carr’s group gathered with prosecutors and NRO agents in a conference room at the FBI’s Washington, DC, field office to try to decipher the cryptic jottings and notes.
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First Known Use of decipher
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Definition of decipher for English Language Learners
: to find the meaning of (something that is difficult to read or understand)
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