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

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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.
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Recent Examples on the Web In testing, the Artisan wowed us with its incredible performance and quiet motor. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "This ultra-popular KitchenAid stand mixer is majorly discounted right now," 23 Feb. 2021 In general, both Ginny and Georgia's wardrobes are incredible. Ruth Kinane,, "Ginny & Georgia stars Brianne Howey and Antonia Gentry on their 'unpredictable' mother-daughter dramedy," 23 Feb. 2021 The highlight, hands down, is Andra Day's incredible performance in The United States vs. Billie Holiday. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "8 TV Shows and Movies That You Have to See This Week," 21 Feb. 2021 One particular character, Agnes, has grown to become a fan favorite thanks to her witty humor and an incredible performance by Kathryn Hahn. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Who is Agatha Harkness from "WandaVision"?," 19 Feb. 2021 Murray capped his incredible performance with a resounding dunk before being replaced with 2:23 left. Tom Withers, Star Tribune, "Murray scores historic 50 as Nuggets down crumbling Cavs," 19 Feb. 2021 People who write hourlong dramas are incredible, and comedy is harder. David Marchesephoto Illustration By Bráulio Amado, New York Times, "Amy Poehler Is Into What Gen Z Is Selling," 19 Feb. 2021 Taking the story of a man who figures out how to become invisible and turning it into a story of possessive, toxic masculinity resulted in an instant classic, a status helped greatly by another incredible performance from Elisabeth Moss. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, "The 30 Best Horror Movies on HBO Max," 8 Jan. 2021 While a supporting character to Wyatt’s push, Harper’s crazed eyes, huge beard, creepy demeanor and incredible in-ring performance often stole the show. Ben Flanagan |, al, "Pro wrestler known as Luke Harper and Brodie Lee dies at 41," 27 Dec. 2020

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

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27 Feb 2021

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“Incredible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of incredible

: difficult or impossible to believe
: extremely good, great, or large


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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