ir·​re·​place·​able | \ ˌir-i-ˈplā-sə-bəl How to pronounce irreplaceable (audio) \

Definition of irreplaceable

: not replaceable an irreplaceable antique

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Other Words from irreplaceable

irreplaceability \ ˌir-​i-​ˌplā-​sə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce irreplaceability (audio) \ noun
irreplaceableness \ ˌir-​i-​ˈplā-​sə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce irreplaceableness (audio) \ noun
irreplaceably \ ˌir-​i-​ˈplā-​sə-​blē How to pronounce irreplaceably (audio) \ adverb

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In such a circumstance, the hard ticket is irreplaceable. Steve Rushin,, "The Death of Paper Tickets and the Stories They Leave Behind," 12 Sep. 2019 The superstar guard became an irreplaceable piece for Team USA early on, and that didn't slow down when the first group stage of the World Cup began. Robert Rimpson, The Courier-Journal, "Donovan Mitchell has become a vital player for Team USA in the FIBA Basketball World Cup," 6 Sep. 2019 Derrick Henry was that irreplaceable factor in the 2015 national title run that included a Heisman Trophy for the running back. Michael Casagrande |, al, "Predicting Alabama’s record, breakout stars and toughest opponent for 2019," 22 Aug. 2019 Lawrence teacher Jennifer Dixon-Perkins says personal items such as photos are irreplaceable and can provide a sense of normalcy after a catastrophe. USA TODAY, "Black Union regiment flag, Notorious BIG, Pikachu the mini pony: News from around our 50 states," 12 June 2019 Because flight hardware is expensive and irreplaceable. Banging a flight core stage into the side of the test stand would be a disaster. Lee Roop |, al, "Alabama-built Space Launch System mockup is in NASA spotlight," 27 Aug. 2019 This is especially true of irreplaceable, sentimental or really valuable jewels. Ellen Warren,, "Is it ever rude to compliment a stranger?," 14 Aug. 2019 Social Security numbers have since become one of the only unique, irreplaceable pieces of information that can identify individuals. Kaya Yurieff, CNN, "Capital One hack exposed thousands of Social Security numbers. Why are we still using them as ID?," 30 July 2019 These picks were about Johnson and Humphrey’s ceilings and their irreplaceable value to Texas’s offensive success. Chris Johnson And Eric Single,, "Inside SI's Top 100 Players of 2018: Settling Debates and Predicting Our Biggest Misses," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of irreplaceable

1807, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of irreplaceable

: too valuable or rare to be replaced : not replaceable


ir·​re·​place·​able | \ ˌir-i-ˈplā-sə-bəl How to pronounce irreplaceable (audio) \

Kids Definition of irreplaceable

: too valuable or too rare to be replaced The stolen art is irreplaceable.

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