in·​dis·​cern·​ible | \ ˌin-di-ˈsər-nə-bəl How to pronounce indiscernible (audio) , -ˈzər- \

Definition of indiscernible

: incapable of being discerned : not recognizable as distinct

Examples of indiscernible in a Sentence

Hidden under vines and moss, the crumbling wall was almost indiscernible. a change made for indiscernible reasons
Recent Examples on the Web Truly almost indiscernible from beef, especially when smothered in cheese and ketchup and washed down with a cold beer. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 19 Apr. 2022 Younger claps his hands and shouts something indiscernible back at the students. Timothy Fanning, San Antonio Express-News, 3 Mar. 2022 The livestream for the virtual hearing had a rocky start, with several minutes of indiscernible noises and muffled speech from the courtroom. Fox News, 8 Jan. 2022 An indoor swimming pool, considered one of the first in the Midwest, is indiscernible, hidden by other structural elements — though its floor tiling remains in place and out of sight. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4 Jan. 2022 Leal, Micheal Clemons, Tyree Johnson and even the Aggies’ defensive backs are pinning back their ears — although its indiscernible under their helmets — at the idea of having Tigers quarterback Max Johnson on the run over four quarters. Brent Zwerneman, San Antonio Express-News, 26 Nov. 2021 The nearly indiscernible faces are arranged in grids, with another grid atop them: regularly spaced vertical and horizontal pencil lines that divide the darkness into hundreds of precise squares. Washington Post, 12 Nov. 2021 Human voices at mealtimes are indiscernible, but the rush of a toilet flushing and the taps running alongside after she's rushed to throw up a course, are crisp and immediate. Holly Thomas, CNN, 9 Nov. 2021 Scientists in recent years also have uncovered previously indiscernible sections of roads that connect sites throughout northwestern New Mexico to the heart of Chaco. Susan Montoya Bryan, ajc, 29 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of indiscernible

1635, in the meaning defined above

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“Indiscernible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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