in·​cred·​i·​ble | \ (ˌ)in-ˈkre-də-bəl How to pronounce incredible (audio) \

Definition of incredible

1 : too extraordinary and improbable to be believed making incredible claims
2 : amazing, extraordinary incredible skill an incredible appetite met an incredible woman

Other Words from incredible

incredibility \ (ˌ)in-​ˌkre-​də-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce incredible (audio) \ noun
incredibleness \ (ˌ)in-​ˈkre-​də-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce incredible (audio) \ noun

Examples of incredible in a Sentence

The movie tells an incredible story of survival. I find his explanation pretty incredible. Incredible as it may seem, she's had no formal training as an artist. It's incredible to me that such a lazy person could be so successful. a landscape of incredible beauty The new job is an incredible opportunity. We have put an incredible amount of work into this project. See More
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First Known Use of incredible

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for incredible

Middle English, from Latin incredibilis, from in- + credibilis credible

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“Incredible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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in·​cred·​i·​ble | \ in-ˈkre-də-bəl How to pronounce incredible (audio) \

Kids Definition of incredible

1 : too strange or unlikely to be believed It was an incredible story.
2 : extremely or amazingly good, great, or large incredible strength

Other Words from incredible

incredibly \ -​blē \ adverb

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