Definition of indistinct
indistinctlyplay \ˌin-di-ˈstiŋ(k)t-lē, -ˈstiŋ-klē\ adverb
indistinctnessplay \ˌin-di-ˈstiŋ(k)t-nəs, -ˈstiŋk-nəs\ noun
Examples of indistinct in a Sentence
indistinct figures in the fog
managed to discern a blurry, indistinct shadow through the downpour
Recent Examples of indistinct from the Web
But the man’s face is indistinct, and the woman’s back is to the camera.
The dispatcher asked if anyone was with him, and Hummel said his sons, ages 10 and 9, were there, their voices indistinct in the background.
The corona is far from an indistinct haze; skywatchers report seeing great jets and ribbons of light, twisting and curling out into the sky.
There are a few men who are emphatically indistinct.
Wilderness medicine was fuzzily indistinct from the kind of at-home first aid formalized by the Red Cross in the early 20th century.
In the gaping maw of the 5,000-seat Theater at Madison Square Garden, this big top feels little — and a little indistinct.
As the King of Egypt, Philip Skinner’s rumbling bass voice was sometimes foggy and indistinct, but the concert hall’s acoustics are less than ideal when an opera cast shares the stage with a full orchestra.
Costume designer Kathryn Wilson kept the historical period of the setting annoyingly indistinct by melding eras.
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Origin and Etymology of indistinct
Latin indistinctus, from in- + distinctus distinct
First Known Use: 1526See Words from the same year
INDISTINCT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of indistinct for English Language Learners
: not easily seen, heard, or recognized : not distinct or clear
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Definition of indistinct for Students
: not easily seen, heard, or recognized indistinct voices
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