-ˈli-sᵊn-ə- How to pronounce unlistenable (audio)
: 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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, the almost-unlistenable Donda received a nod. Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 23 Nov. 2021 The result is a sometimes amusing, sometimes frustrating, sparsely thrilling, and largely unlistenable collection of rants and riffs. Jonathan Bernstein, Rolling Stone, 6 May 2021 The good news is that the vice presidential debate was nothing like last week’s unlistenable cacophony between President Trump and Joe Biden. Joe Garofoli, SFChronicle.com, 7 Oct. 2020 This all-consuming ugliness is why some people find The Fall unlistenable. Nathaniel Friedman, Billboard, 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, 12 Jan. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unlistenable was in 1872

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Cite this Entry

“Unlistenable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unlistenable. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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