in·​de·​scrib·​able ˌin-di-ˈskrī-bə-bəl How to pronounce indescribable (audio)
: that cannot be described
an indescribable sensation
: surpassing description
indescribable joy
indescribableness noun
indescribably adverb

Examples of indescribable in a Sentence

the indescribable immensity of Mount Everest
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Word History

First Known Use

1751, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of indescribable was in 1751

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“Indescribable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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in·​de·​scrib·​able ˌin-di-ˈskrī-bə-bəl How to pronounce indescribable (audio)
: impossible to describe
indescribable beauty
indescribably adverb

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