Definition of invisible
invisibilityplay \(ˌ)in-ˌvi-zə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
invisiblenessplay \(ˌ)in-ˈvi-zə-bəl-nəs\ noun
invisiblyplay \(ˌ)in-ˈvi-zə-blē\ adverb
Examples of invisible in a Sentence
a thriller about an invisible man
With the telescope we can see details of the planet's surface that are ordinarily invisible.
She feels as if her success is being blocked by an invisible barrier.
Homelessness is no longer an invisible problem for this city.
Recent Examples of invisible from the Web
All too often soldiers return suffering terribly from wounds both visible and invisible, causing a tremendous toll on them and their families.
Bender (14.2 PPG, 6 RPG), meanwhile, struggled with his scoring efficiency and spent good chunks of the tournament, especially early on, looking invisible.
His wife’s condition seems nearly invisible to him.
Error loading player: No playable sources found In the Soviet Union of my youth, Josef Stalin was invisible.
Parasites, viruses and bacteria from feces can make their way into the watershed and lurk, invisible, until hikers slurp them up.
Many a climber has been fooled by Chugach crud, reaching out with hand or foot only to feel the rock disintegrate along an invisible fault line.
This leads to swirling tides, waves bashing into each other, invisible shoals.
The scent connects viewers to the ants, a kind of invisible force that pulls everyone onto the same playing field.
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Origin and Etymology of invisible
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin invisibilis, from in- + visibilis visible
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
INVISIBLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of invisible for English Language Learners
: impossible to see : not visible
finance —used to describe money from foreign countries that is received from providing services (such as banking and tourism) rather than from selling products
INVISIBLE Defined for Kids
Definition of invisible for Students
: impossible to see Sound waves are invisible.
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