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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Other Words from unmistakable

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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Both were fair-skinned with the unmistakable high, pronounced cheekbones that proclaimed these young men to be sons of Eastern Europe. Keith Gave, Detroit Free Press, "Russian Five excerpt: Covert mission brought iconic Red Wings to Detroit," 9 Mar. 2018 Gelcream's photography aesthetic is unmistakable: clean and crisp product shots posed weightlessly in a slender hand. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Instagram Beauty Sensation @Gelcream Shares Her Anti-Aging Secrets," 6 Mar. 2019 Versace is not only synonymous with its iconic and unmistakable style, but with being inclusive and embracing of diversity, as well as empowering people to express themselves. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Versace Is Not Becoming Michael Kors—the Same Way Jimmy Choo Didn't Become Michael Kors," 26 Sep. 2018 But there was also an unmistakable feeling that this was a special occasion — the end of an era for a lot of punk fans, some of whom have never known a world without a Warped Tour. Ed Masley, azcentral, "Vans Warped Tour says goodbye to Phoenix in its final summer on the road," 29 June 2018 Your eye is drawn to radishes immediately in a photograph, eliciting a feeling of cool freshness and unmistakable crunch. Maya Wilson, Anchorage Daily News, "Yes – radishes can be delicious cooked, too," 25 May 2018 From the offensive line meeting room, Ross Pierschbacher recognizes the new yet unmistakable voice in Alabama's football complex. Michael Casagrande, AL.com, "This high-intensity, former head coach might have the most important job at Alabama," 27 Mar. 2018 And the deterioration of America’s prestige since Barack Obama left office is sharp and unmistakable. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "Global Poll Shows U.S. Prestige Plummeting Under Trump," 18 Jan. 2018 But ringing in her ninth season at his Fall 2019 show in Brooklyn tonight, Lish was rendered nearly unrecognizable (yes, even despite that unmistakable, otherworldly beauty of hers) by an extreme hair color switch up. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "This Wang Gang Model Just Went Extreme Platinum Blonde for the Alexander Wang Runway," 2 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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