indiscernible

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adjective in·dis·cern·ible \ˌin-di-ˈsər-nə-bəl, -ˈzər-\

Definition of indiscernible

  1. :  incapable of being discerned :  not recognizable as distinct

Examples of indiscernible in a sentence

  1. Hidden under vines and moss, the crumbling wall was almost indiscernible.

  2. a change made for indiscernible reasons

  3. Those who work today, building on these undeniable triumphs of the past, are trying now to catch and snare the indiscernible, ever outward-spreading ripples of idiom and neologism and slang and linguistic invention by which the English language expands and changes, … —“Epilogue: And Always …” P. 250, THE MEANING OF EVERYTHING, Simon Winchester, Oxford Univ. Press 423 W72M 2003

1635

First Known Use of indiscernible

1635


INDISCERNIBLE Defined for English Language Learners

indiscernible

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adjective in·dis·cern·ible \ˌin-di-ˈsər-nə-bəl, -ˈzər-\

Definition of indiscernible for English Language Learners

  • : impossible to see, hear, or know clearly



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