un·​ex·​plain·​able | \ ˌən-ik-ˈsplā-nə-bəl How to pronounce unexplainable (audio) \

Definition of unexplainable

: incapable of being explained : inexplicable, unaccountable a seemingly unexplainable occurrence unexplainable behavior

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unexplainably \ ˌən-​ik-​ˈsplā-​nə-​blē How to pronounce unexplainable (audio) \ adverb

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Examples of unexplainable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web See, Kirby is experiencing unexplainable alterations to her reality. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Apr. 2022 Avengers: Endgame has no unexplainable plot holes because of a brilliant trick that Marvel inserted into the script of Avengers: Infinity War. Chris Smith, BGR, 18 Apr. 2022 The new waves travel three times faster than Rossby-Haurwitz waves, and that speed is currently unexplainable with our current models of the Sun. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 27 Mar. 2022 And Bella’s parents, who live in Menlo Park, are figuring out how to explain the unexplainable to their daughter while trying to stay in touch with their respective families — one stuck in a war zone, the other under a dictatorship. Shwanika Narayan, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Mar. 2022 The series is based on George Romero’s 1982 horror comedy classic and brings to life a series of vignettes, exploring terrors ranging from murder, creatures, monsters and delusions to the supernatural and unexplainable. Selome Hailu, Variety, 10 Feb. 2022 As music lovers are able to once again reunite and bask in the unexplainable feeling of being at a show where everyone is connected, the hits of 2021 soundtrack the way. Lisa Kocay, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 The show’s narrative involves a massive sinkhole that mysteriously opens in Los Angeles, transporting a disparate group of strangers to an unexplainable primeval world. Patrick Frater, Variety, 24 Jan. 2022 Miguel Ordeñana grew up near Griffith Park with an unexplainable passion for wildlife and few adults in his life to nurture that interest. Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times, 2 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unexplainable

circa 1711, in the meaning defined above

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3 May 2022

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“Unexplainable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unexplainable. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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