un·​mis·​tak·​able | \ˌən-mə-ˈstā-kə-bəl \

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 \ adverb

Examples of unmistakable in a Sentence

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

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Unmistakably Range Rover The silhouette of the Sport is unmistakable. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "All SUV, all of the time: The Range Rover Sport reviewed," 12 July 2018 Elsewhere in unmistakable voices, the Internet’s favorite ambassador of anodyne ’90s dance-pop, the indefatigable Rick Astley, comes to House of Blues on Sunday. Michael Andor Brodeur, BostonGlobe.com, "The Weekender: A marathon pre-Marathon weekend," 12 Apr. 2018 Reverberating throughout the album’s 16 tracks, nevertheless, is the unmistakable voice of the Man in Black. Bill Friskics-warren, New York Times, "Johnny Cash’s Poems Get a Second Life as Songs," 3 Apr. 2018 Her brother showed up on our Maryland front porch ahead of a Cup game in Washington, grinning in his Wings jersey, his confidence unmistakable. Stanley Kay, SI.com, "After Years of Heartbreak, Capitals Fans Finally Get Their Moment of Glory," 9 June 2018 Stock indexes that rode accelerating growth to fresh records in January are now hamstrung by a moderate but unmistakable slowdown in economic momentum in Europe and elsewhere. Gerard Baker, WSJ, "The 10-Point.," 4 June 2018 In a few years, Kennedy’s voice would become unmistakable around the world — that of a president capable of oratory magic looking upward to the moon and inward to racial injustice. Michael S. Rosenwald, Washington Post, "‘Awe-inspiring’: Listen to Sen. John F. Kennedy read the Declaration of Independence," 4 July 2018 The call of the sea is unmistakable along the coast of Lake Superior known as the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Carla Minsky, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Travel is Good for the Soul," 10 June 2018 The pair recently won their second national pair title before heading to the Winter Games, and their bond is unmistakable on the ice and off. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, "Married Pairs Skaters Get Gushy as They Prep for Valentine's Day Olympic Competition: 'My Person'," 13 Feb. 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 \

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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