non·​dis·​tinc·​tive ˌnän-di-ˈstiŋ(k)-tiv How to pronounce nondistinctive (audio)
of a speech sound
: having no signaling value

Examples of nondistinctive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The writing-off of these students as nondistinctive, interchangeable kids smacks of racist stereotypes often used against Asians in this country. Michael Li, Vox, 18 Oct. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nondistinctive was in 1916

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“Nondistinctive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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