indistinct

adjective in·dis·tinct \ ˌin-di-ˈstiŋ(k)t \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of indistinct

:not distinct: such as
a :not sharply outlined or separable :blurred
  • indistinct figures in the fog
b :faint, dim
  • an indistinct light in the distance
c :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

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Origin and Etymology of indistinct

Latin indistinctus, from in- + distinctus distinct


INDISTINCT Defined for English Language Learners

indistinct

adjective

Definition of indistinct for English Language Learners

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


INDISTINCT Defined for Kids

indistinct

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

Definition of indistinct for Students

:not easily seen, heard, or recognized
  • indistinct voices

indistinctly

adverb


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