in·​com·​pa·​ra·​ble | \ (ˌ)in-ˈkäm-p(ə-)rə-bəl How to pronounce incomparable (audio) also ˌin-kəm-ˈpa-rə-, -ˈper-ə- \

Definition of incomparable

1 : eminent beyond comparison : matchless
2 : not suitable for comparison

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incomparability \ (ˌ)in-​ˌkäm-​p(ə-​)rə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce incomparability (audio) also  ˌin-​kəm-​ˌpa-​rə-​ , -​ˌper-​ə-​ \ noun
incomparably \ (ˌ)in-​ˈkäm-​p(ə-​)rə-​blē How to pronounce incomparably (audio) also  ˌin-​kəm-​ˌpa-​rə-​ , -​ˌper-​ə-​ \ adverb

Examples of incomparable in a Sentence

The quality of their products is incomparable. an incomparable view of the valley
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First Known Use of incomparable

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for incomparable

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

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“Incomparable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of incomparable

: better than any other : having no equal


in·​com·​pa·​ra·​ble | \ in-ˈkäm-pə-rə-bəl How to pronounce incomparable (audio) \

Kids Definition of incomparable

: better than any other an incomparable gymnast

Other Words from incomparable

incomparably \ -​blē \ adverb

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