un·​mis·​tak·​able | \ ˌən-mə-ˈstā-kə-bəl How to pronounce unmistakable (audio) \

Definition of unmistakable

: not capable of being mistaken or misunderstood : clear

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unmistakably \ ˌən-​mə-​ˈstā-​kə-​blē How to pronounce unmistakably (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unmistakable in a Sentence

a glint in his eye that was an unmistakable expression of greed

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The duties are vague, but the recognition is unmistakable. Julia Moskin, New York Times, "This Mexican Chef Is Having a Very Good Year," 4 June 2019 Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga's Oscars performance was unlike any other at the ceremony, not only because of the actors' unmistakable chemistry, but also because of how the scene was filmed. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Is Why Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga's Oscars Performance Was Filmed from Behind the Piano," 27 Feb. 2019 Lively wore a sparkling, form-fitting dress by Retrofête — in yellow, of course, because Pikachu — that revealed the unmistakable silhouette of someone who's just a few short months away from welcoming a new baby. Marci Robin, Allure, "Blake Lively Is Pregnant, Sure, But Did You See Her Curly Hair?," 3 May 2019 An undated online listing from Dock Street Brokers shows the unmistakable 113-foot boat currently available for a whopping $2,888,888. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "This Is Why 'Deadliest Catch' Won't Feature the Time Bandit Anymore," 28 Apr. 2019 The exclusive—and often hard to find!—shoes feature an unmistakable orange zip tag on the front that has become something of a status symbol in the world of streetwear. Vogue, "Rihanna’s New Off-Duty Look Will Make Sneakerheads Weak at the Knees," 15 Apr. 2019 If the bacteria in your colon created enough sulfur while producing those gases, that unmistakable fragrance may blow your cover even if your fart was totally silent. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Does Lying Down After Eating Really Cause Gas?," 28 Mar. 2019 The findings were an unmistakable political victory for Trump. Josh Dawsey, The Seattle Times, "‘No collusion!’ goes from defiant mantra to re-election rallying cry for Trump," 24 Mar. 2019 Donnelly sets the figures in motion, and their unmistakable voices fill the room. Sarah Medford, WSJ, "A Furniture Collaboration That’s Irresistible," 4 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of unmistakable

1827, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unmistakable

: not capable of being mistaken or misunderstood


un·​mis·​tak·​able | \ ˌən-mə-ˈstā-kə-bəl How to pronounce unmistakable (audio) \

Kids Definition of unmistakable

: impossible to mistake for anything else We smelled the unmistakable odor of a skunk.

Other Words from unmistakable

unmistakably \ -​blē \ adverb

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