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
The corona is far from an indistinct haze; skywatchers report seeing great jets and ribbons of light, twisting and curling out into the sky.
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Origin and Etymology of indistinct
Latin indistinctus, from in- + distinctus distinct
First Known Use: 1526
INDISTINCT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of indistinct for English Language Learners
: not easily seen, heard, or recognized : not distinct or clear
INDISTINCT Defined for Kids
Definition of indistinct for Students
: not easily seen, heard, or recognized indistinct voices
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