un·​cat·​e·​gor·​iz·​able | \ ˌən-ˈka-ti-gə-ˌrī-zə-bəl How to pronounce uncategorizable (audio) \

Definition of uncategorizable

: not able to be put into a defined category or class : impossible to categorize an uncategorizable performer/style

Examples of uncategorizable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the past decade, Ishibashi has quietly become one of Japan’s more dependable yet uncategorizable musical figures. Washington Post, 25 Mar. 2022 But plenty of the program dwells in SXSW’s categorically uncategorizable sweet spot. Andrew Barker, Variety, 11 Mar. 2022 Or play it safer with the uncategorizable and (mostly) apolitical Can Xue? Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 5 Oct. 2021 Small distilleries like Empirical Spirits are working on uncategorizable drinks made of stuff like plum pits, for the resilient quaff of tomorrow. Adam Rogers, Wired, 2 Aug. 2021 This gives phantasmagoric shape to Carson’s characteristically uncategorizable translation. The New Yorker, 14 June 2021 David Byrne’s hit musical/concert/uncategorizable experiment will play a return Broadway engagement starting September 17. Lee Seymour, Forbes, 12 May 2021 The intense scrutiny of her image and the rush to categorize this almost deliberately uncategorizable persona yielded years of ridiculous conversations. Craig Jenkins, Vulture, 17 Feb. 2021 In the twisty, uncategorizable Black Bear, the actor sheds any semblance of her former April Ludgate persona for her most thrillingly loose performance to date. Keaton Bell, Vogue, 15 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of uncategorizable

1960, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncategorizable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncategorizable. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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