un·​de·​ci·​phered | \ ˌən-dē-ˈsī-fərd How to pronounce undeciphered (audio) \

Definition of undeciphered

: not deciphered … clay tablets inscribed with the curious, and then undeciphered, cuneiform ("wedge-shaped") script …— Timothy Potts

Examples of undeciphered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Several of these remain undeciphered, including a letter from the 1850s and a set of shorthand booklets collected by Dickens’ shorthand pupil, Arthur Stone (the son of his friend and neighbor). Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 10 Feb. 2022 The pop star was seen wearing an Iron Maiden T-shirt and pink Pucci hat while posing by an undeciphered Stele of King Tanyidamani and a shrine. BostonGlobe.com, 13 Nov. 2019 She was also seen posing for a photo in front of the undeciphered Stele of King Tanyidamani and a shrine. Megan Johnson, PEOPLE.com, 12 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of undeciphered

circa 1668, in the meaning defined above

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“Undeciphered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undeciphered. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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