in·​cred·​i·​ble (ˌ)in-ˈkre-də-bəl How to pronounce incredible (audio)
: too extraordinary and improbable to be believed
making incredible claims
: amazing, extraordinary
incredible skill
an incredible appetite
met an incredible woman
incredibility noun
incredibleness noun

Examples of incredible in a Sentence

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Word History


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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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Cite this Entry

“Incredible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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in·​cred·​i·​ble (ˈ)in-ˈkred-ə-bəl How to pronounce incredible (audio)
: unbelievable
an incredible story
: extraordinary
incredible skill

Middle English incredible "too unusual to be believed," from Latin incredibilis (same meaning), from in- "not" and credibilis "believable," from credere "to believe, trust, entrust" — related to credentials, credit, creed

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