irreplaceable

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

Definition of irreplaceable

: not replaceable an irreplaceable antique

Keep scrolling for more

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

Examples of irreplaceable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Nonetheless, the truth of the matter is that Karl Lagerfeld is irreplaceable. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "Legendary Designer Karl Lagerfeld Has Died," 19 Feb. 2019 The cool breeze is a wonderful alternative to those hot summer months and the crunch of leaves beneath the bride and groom's feet provide an irreplaceable soundtrack to the soirée. Jenna Milliner-waddell, ELLE Decor, "30 Gorgeous Fall Wedding Colors For An Unforgettable Day," 13 Oct. 2017 In those two years, yoga has become an irreplaceable complement to my training. Laura Schwecherl, SELF, "Why All Runners Should Consider Adding Yoga to Their Routines," 15 Jan. 2019 This is an unaffordable trajectory, making fewer carriers and planes affordable—and their loss in combat irreplaceable. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "As It Begins Its Second Century, Is the Aircraft Carrier Obsolete?," 5 Nov. 2018 Ehrenreich is irreplaceable to the culture, with her rigor and skepticism, her allergy to comforting illusions. Parul Sehgal, New York Times, "Barbara Ehrenreich Urges Us to Accept, Accept the Dying of the Light," 10 Apr. 2018 And there’s irreplaceable value in the behind-the-scenes work of U.N. affiliates: the World Health Organization, the International Civil Aviation Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization. Martin Peretz, WSJ, "Let’s Get the U.N. Out of the U.S.," 28 Sep. 2018 For the vast majority of the US government, Eastern Europe is still a region with irreplaceable strategic importance to American interests and is America’s main bulwark against westward Russian expansion. Michal Kranz, Vox, "Why Eastern European countries aren’t attacking Trump over NATO," 26 July 2018 And while a lot of fans are sad about Perette's departure, calling her irreplaceable, others are saying Reasonover would be a good fit. Temi Adebowale, Country Living, "'NCIS' Announces Diona Reasonover Is Permanently Replacing Pauley Perette," 19 July 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'irreplaceable.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of irreplaceable

1807, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about irreplaceable

Share irreplaceable

Statistics for irreplaceable

Last Updated

3 Mar 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for irreplaceable

The first known use of irreplaceable was in 1807

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for irreplaceable

irreplaceable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of irreplaceable

: too valuable or rare to be replaced : not replaceable

irreplaceable

adjective
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.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on irreplaceable

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with irreplaceable

Spanish Central: Translation of irreplaceable

Nglish: Translation of irreplaceable for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of irreplaceable for Arabic Speakers

Comments on irreplaceable

What made you want to look up irreplaceable? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to corrupt or become corrupted

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

A Green Quiz

  • shamrock
  • What is the best definition of green-eyed monster?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!