indistinct

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adjective in·dis·tinct \ˌin-di-ˈstiŋ(k)t\

Definition of indistinct

  1. :  not distinct: such asa :  not sharply outlined or separable :  blurred indistinct figures in the fogb :  faint, dim an indistinct light in the distancec :  not clearly recognizable or understandable :  uncertain

indistinctly

play \ˌin-di-ˈstiŋ(k)t-lē, -ˈstiŋ-klē\ adverb

indistinctness

play \ˌin-di-ˈstiŋ(k)t-nəs, -ˈstiŋk-nəs\ noun

Examples of indistinct in a sentence

  1. indistinct figures in the fog

  2. managed to discern a blurry, indistinct shadow through the downpour

Origin and Etymology of indistinct

Latin indistinctus, from in- + distinctus distinct


First Known Use: 1526


INDISTINCT Defined for English Language Learners

indistinct

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adjective in·dis·tinct \ˌin-di-ˈstiŋ(k)t\

Definition of indistinct for English Language Learners

  • : not easily seen, heard, or recognized : not distinct or clear


INDISTINCT Defined for Kids

indistinct

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adjective in·dis·tinct \ˌin-di-ˈstiŋt\

Definition of indistinct for Students

  1. :  not easily seen, heard, or recognized indistinct voices

indistinctly

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