in·​de·​scrib·​able | \ ˌin-di-ˈskrī-bə-bəl \

Definition of indescribable

1 : that cannot be described an indescribable sensation
2 : surpassing description indescribable joy

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Other Words from indescribable

indescribableness noun
indescribably \ ˌin-​di-​ˈskrī-​bə-​blē \ adverb

Examples of indescribable in a Sentence

the indescribable immensity of Mount Everest

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First Known Use of indescribable

1751, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of indescribable

: impossible to describe : very great or extreme


in·​de·​scrib·​able | \ ˌin-di-ˈskrī-bə-bəl \

Kids Definition of indescribable

: impossible to describe indescribable beauty

Other Words from indescribable

indescribably \ -​blē \ adverb

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