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 incredibility (audio) \ noun
incredibleness \ (ˌ)in-​ˈkre-​də-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce incredibleness (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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Active fatherhood is not the creation of social media, but like all social norms, it can be influenced by pressure, which the internet is incredible at turning up or down. Emily Dreyfuss, WIRED, "In Praise of Dadfluencers," 16 June 2019 The success of Terrace House has been incredible, it was chosen as one of the top 10 shows of 2018 by Time magazine. Gavin J. Blair, The Hollywood Reporter, "Shanghai: Fuji TV Exec Talks Growing Japan-China Business, "Incredible" Success of 'Terrace House'," 15 June 2019 Uncle Johnny utterly adored his nieces and nephews on both the Murphy side and on Jojo's incredible, Cahill family side., "John Francis Murphy," 13 June 2019 That’s incredible in the NFL, to be quite honest with you. John Fay,, "New Cincinnati Bengals coach Zac Taylor: 'We’ve got really good pieces in place.'," 11 June 2019 Holders the United States began their defence of the women's World Cup trophy in style on Tuesday as Alex Morgan scored five times in an incredible, record-setting 13-0 destruction of hapless Thailand in Reims., "Morgan scores five as USA open World Cup defence with record victory," 11 June 2019 Rhodes wrote alongside the incredible shot of a deer paddling away with the old and new inlet bridges in the background. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Boaters Shocked to Find Deer Swimming Across Dangerous Outer Banks Inlet," 10 June 2019 Our fireworks are incredible, and everyone is welcome! Letter Writers, Twin Cities, "Letters: For people who need medicine to survive, let’s solve this problem now," 9 June 2019 Kirby Smart has done an incredible job in a short amount of time building the program back into a consistent contender. Matt Murschel,, "Three questions facing the SEC this offseason," 7 June 2019

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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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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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