Definition of indelible
indelibilityplay \(ˌ)in-ˌde-lə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
indeliblyplay \in-ˈde-lə-blē\ adverb
Examples of indelible in a Sentence
But the most indelible evening of the rebellion for me was the night I had first got beaten. —Amiri Baraka, The Autobiography of Leroi Jones, 1984
All wars change society and hence leave an indelible imprint on literary culture. —Michiko Kakutani, New York Times Book Review, 15 Apr. 1984
The illustrator of children's books surpasses other artists in the impressionability of his audience; it is beyond calculation, no doubt, what touches will produce an indelible effect, when the receiving surface of a child's psyche is so soft and mysteriously laden and momentous with its own raw energy. —John Updike, New York Times Book Review, 4 Dec. 1983
winning the state basketball championship was our team's most indelible experience
Recent Examples of indelible from the Web
But there are no indelible behind-the-scenes anecdotes.
The White Aryan Resistance lost a multi-million dollar civil lawsuit in 1990 that crippled the organization, but the murder left an indelible mark on the city.
The event is likely to leave an indelible mark both on Ms. Grande and her legions of loyal listeners, many of whom have flocked to social media to post sorrowful notes for the victims as well as for the pop idol herself.
On this first overseas tour, President Trump certainly made an indelible impression.
In one indelible scene, a German member of Parliament (Tilda Swinton) delivers a calm, respectful and unsparing demolition of the American position.
An important member of the DC Comics family, Joe made an indelible mark on the entire DC Comics universe including his renowned and award-winning work on iconic characters such as Sgt.
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Origin and Etymology of indelible
Middle English indelyble, from Medieval Latin indelibilis, alteration of Latin indelebilis, from in- + delēre to delete
First Known Use: 15th century
INDELIBLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of indelible for English Language Learners
: impossible to remove or forget
: producing marks that cannot be erased
INDELIBLE Defined for Kids
Definition of indelible for Students
1 : impossible to remove or forget He made an indelible impression.
2 : making marks not easily removed indelible ink
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