un·​lis·​ten·​able | \ ˌən-ˈli-snə-bəl, -ˈli-sᵊn-ə- How to pronounce unlistenable (audio) \

Definition of unlistenable

: impossible to listen to and enjoy : not listenable unlistenable songs … the music at Woodstock also seems like a retro curiosity. It's mostly mediocre, sometimes unlistenable.— David Gates

Examples of unlistenable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This all-consuming ugliness is why some people find The Fall unlistenable. Nathaniel Friedman, Billboard, "I've Never Felt Better In My Life: The Fall's 'The Classical' and Mark E. Smith's Terrible, Glorious Freedom," 26 Jan. 2018 But here—where Brendan and Avery's story and possible wrongful imprisonment have become a fanatical national obsession—this boy's unlistenable hip-hop song (sorry!) has been listened to more than 7,000 times in one day. Matt Miller, Esquire, "A Young Go-Hard Related to the Making a Murderer Family is Making Painfully Bad Hip-Hop," 12 Jan. 2016

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First Known Use of unlistenable

1872, in the meaning defined above

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“Unlistenable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unlistenable. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unlistenable

: impossible to listen to and enjoy

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