in·​com·​pa·​ra·​ble (ˌ)in-ˈkäm-p(ə-)rə-bəl How to pronounce incomparable (audio)
 also  ˌin-kəm-ˈpa-rə-,
: eminent beyond comparison : matchless
: not suitable for comparison
(ˌ)in-ˌkäm-p(ə-)rə-ˈbi-lə-tē How to pronounce incomparable (audio)
 also  ˌin-kəm-ˌpa-rə-
(ˌ)in-ˈkäm-p(ə-)rə-blē How to pronounce incomparable (audio)
 also  ˌin-kəm-ˌpa-rə-

Examples of incomparable in a Sentence

The quality of their products is incomparable. an incomparable view of the valley
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Word History


Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin incomparabilis, from in- + comparabilis comparable

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of incomparable was in the 15th century

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“Incomparable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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in·​com·​pa·​ra·​ble (ˈ)in-ˈkäm-p(ə-)rə-bəl How to pronounce incomparable (audio)
: better than any other : matchless
: not suited for comparison
incomparably adverb

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