in·​de·​scrib·​able | \ ˌin-di-ˈskrī-bə-bəl How to pronounce indescribable (audio) \

Definition of indescribable

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

Other Words from indescribable

indescribableness noun
indescribably \ ˌin-​di-​ˈskrī-​bə-​blē How to pronounce indescribable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of indescribable in a Sentence

the indescribable immensity of Mount Everest
Recent Examples on the Web The burden this placed on my close colleagues and peers is indescribable. Danielle Bowie, Fortune, 25 July 2022 But the midcentury architecture, simplistic seating design and indescribable ambiance of the place remain six decades later. Los Angeles Times, 14 July 2022 And living with young babies has been indescribable; their energy has affected me in the most beautiful ways. Kristian Fanene Schmidt, Washington Post, 27 June 2022 There's something about the luxury of a hotel brunch that's indescribable. Jillian Dara, Travel + Leisure, 14 June 2022 Overcoming the intensity of cold water also brings an indescribable joy. Anna Brones, Outside Online, 1 Oct. 2021 But even without that climactic thrill, the scenery alone would have been worth the price of admission, as DP Simone D’Arcangelo elevates the somewhat grubby cinematography with shots of indescribable beauty. Peter Debruge, Variety, 14 Apr. 2022 Dean foresaw the Covid-19 catastrophe, thanks to an indescribable sixth sense from a childhood spent reading about past outbreaks. Eleanor Cummins, The New Republic, 16 Feb. 2022 Lee Bey, an adjunct professor of architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology, said the look of the kitchen was almost indescribable. New York Times, 18 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of indescribable

1751, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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in·​de·​scrib·​able | \ ˌin-di-ˈskrī-bə-bəl How to pronounce indescribable (audio) \

Kids Definition of indescribable

: impossible to describe indescribable beauty

Other Words from indescribable

indescribably \ -​blē \ adverb

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