indecipherable

play
adjective in·de·ci·pher·able \ˌin-di-ˈsī-f(ə-)rə-bəl\

Definition of indecipherable

  1. :  incapable of being deciphered indecipherable writing an indecipherable message

indecipherably

play \ˌin-di-ˈsī-f(ə-)rə-blē\ adverb

Examples of indecipherable in a sentence

  1. His handwriting is almost indecipherable.

  2. after so many years the paper label in the drawer of the antique desk is indecipherable

1802

First Known Use of indecipherable

1802


INDECIPHERABLE Defined for English Language Learners

indecipherable

play
adjective in·de·ci·pher·able \ˌin-di-ˈsī-f(ə-)rə-bəl\

Definition of indecipherable for English Language Learners

  • : impossible to read or understand : not decipherable



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up indecipherable? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

capable of being understood in two ways

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ