un·​count·​able ˌən-ˈkau̇n-tə-bəl How to pronounce uncountable (audio)
: unable to be counted
especially : of an amount too great to be counted
uncountable stars
There are great heaps of mussels; mackerel and sardines in uncountable numbers … Jay Jacobs

Examples of uncountable in a Sentence

an uncountable number of mosquitoes in the yard
Recent Examples on the Web Many drown, uncountable bodies at the bottom of the sea. Carina Del Valle Schorske, New York Times, 20 Mar. 2024 That quickly led to Google having a backup of basically the entire Internet, using what was probably an uncountable number of petabytes of data. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 2 Feb. 2024 Short sea shipping abounds around the world, with uncountable schedule shipping routes connecting countries and ports in northern Europe, the countries around the Mediterranean and plying the coastal waters of every country in the world. Michael Barnard, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 In an age of endless scrolling, uncountable snaps stored in and displayed on screens, a drawing stands out. Vogue, 8 Sep. 2023 The stylebook entry on fewer/less begins: Use fewer for specific numbers that can be counted, one by one, and less for uncountable nouns and usually for time, money, portions and percentages. WSJ, 27 Nov. 2023 Over the past couple of months an uncountable number of Dear Algorithm posts have popped up on Threads as people on the platform have tried to find their people. WIRED, 17 Nov. 2023 The warnings that the country offers are all too clear and are recounted in uncountable histories. Samuel Clowes Huneke, The New Republic, 22 Sep. 2023 The United Nations would serve as a steward to direct a massive infusion of cash for humanitarian relief and rebuilding the battered Gaza cities flattened from uncountable rounds of artillery. Eric Cortellessa, TIME, 20 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1582, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncountable was in 1582

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“Uncountable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncountable. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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