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

Examples of irreplaceable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our hotel has always been the perfect choice for travelers seeking for the extraordinary, the irreplaceable. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "The Best Room At ... The Gstaad Palace," 14 Dec. 2019 As co-founder and CEO of Powerhandz Inc, Danyel Surrency Jones has learned a thing or two about the irreplaceable value in having a strong support system. Rachaell Davis, Essence, "CEO Danyel Jones On The Importance Of Support Circles: Let's Pull Each Other To The Table & Give Each Other The Blueprint," 14 Dec. 2019 Nothing was irreplaceable and no one was hurt so that’s most important. Peter Marteka,, "After car plows into 2 Hopewell in South Glastonbury, restaurant tentatively set to reopen Tuesday," 9 Dec. 2019 With Frenkie de Jong already performing under the spotlight of the Camp Nou, if Ruiz were to emulate his midfield counterpart, then Barcelona may just have replaced two club icons who were previously thought to be irreplaceable., "Fabian Ruiz: Why You Should Believe the Hype Surrounding Napoli's Star Man," 3 Nov. 2019 Being a conscious leader means adopting a set of principles to instill better collaboration and trust—of one’s self and others—with a focus on self-awareness and the irreplaceable value of feedback. Justin Kan, Quartz at Work, "Learning how to give healthy feedback changed my entire leadership approach," 16 Dec. 2019 And this irreplaceable supply of water continues to drop., "Megafarms and deeper wells are draining the water beneath rural Arizona – quietly, irreversibly," 5 Dec. 2019 Squatters lived inside, but much of the interior’s almost irreplaceable woodwork was left intact. oregonlive, "Relocated 1880 Portland mansion earns a spot on the National Register of Historic Places," 3 Dec. 2019 Lucito echoed the sentiment, describing how seeing a field burning will get her heart racing and conjure up reminders of baby photos and other irreplaceable items lost. Kate Gibson, CBS News, "Deadline extended for California fire victims to seek compensation," 29 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of irreplaceable

1807, in the meaning defined above

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“Irreplaceable.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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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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