un·​count·​able | \ ˌən-ˈkau̇n-tə-bəl How to pronounce uncountable (audio) \

Definition of uncountable

: 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

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Add to all that the broken boogie boards, food containers, beverage straws and an uncountable number of other items left behind by the annual influx of Shore-goers. Frank Kummer, Philly.com, "Shore towns ban plastic bags, say they dirty beaches, hurt wildlife," 24 May 2018 Bill and Evelyn, a schoolteacher, raised a baker’s dozen of offspring, who in turn produced a nearly uncountable generation of grandchildren. Michael Berry, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘The Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West,’ by John Branch," 17 May 2018 Damage was done to Assad, a tyrant responsible for the deaths of an increasingly uncountable number of his own civilians. Jonathan Spyer, The New Republic, "The Great Distraction of Punitive Airstrikes," 15 Apr. 2018 His work has found its way into uncountable Louisville homes whether the trophies are honoring athletics, academic competitions or career milestones. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "This sports shop is closing its doors after 45 years in the Germantown neighborhood," 10 Apr. 2018 The best news that comes from these uncountable tragedies is that a watershed event like the #MeToo campaign is a priceless teachable moment; and as always, the place to start is a conversation with your children. Philly.com, "#MeToo: Talking to kids about bullying and sexual harassment," 20 Oct. 2017 The number of lives this measure alone could save in the future is uncountable. Washington Post, "Denver settlement: Family of suffocated inmate getting $4.6M," 1 Nov. 2017 An uncountable number of letters have been sent from one person to the other via the internet in the years since 1969–in ARPANET message boards, the recently-deceased AOL Instant Messenger and currently-in-vogue Slack, to name a few platforms. Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, "These Two Small Letters Heralded the Beginning of Online Communication," 28 Oct. 2017 The best news that comes from these uncountable tragedies is that a watershed event like the Philly.com, "#MeToo: Talking to kids about bullying and sexual harassment," 20 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of uncountable

1582, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uncountable was in 1582

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English Language Learners Definition of uncountable

: too many to be counted : not countable

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