un·​pro·​nounce·​able | \ ˌən-prə-ˈnau̇n(t)-sə-bəl How to pronounce unpronounceable (audio) \

Definition of unpronounceable

: impossible or very difficult to say : not pronounceable an unpronounceable sequence of letters an unpronounceable name

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Recent Examples on the Web There’s no need to worry about unpronounceable ingredients in your gummy vitamins with mykind Organics’ Women’s Multivitamin, formulated with actress Alicia Silverstone. Grace Gavilanes, PEOPLE.com, "21 Wellness, Fitness & Feel-Good Events and Products We're Loving Right Now," 17 Dec. 2019 The unpronounceable sequence caused both devices to remain silent even while the apps were still running. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Alexa and Google Home abused to eavesdrop and phish passwords," 20 Oct. 2019 Out of a welter of sketchy bulletins, counter-claims and unpronounceable names flowing from Poland, the broad outlines of Germany’s assault began to take shape. Olivia B. Waxman, Time, "The Invasion of Poland Wasn't Hitler's First Aggression. Here's Why That Move Marked the Beginning of WWII," 30 Aug. 2019 Plus, quinoa and amaranth (two of-the-moment ancient grains) are downright unpronounceable for some. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "Why "Clean Eating" Is Total B.S., According to a Nutritionist," 29 Nov. 2018 In fact, many occultists believe that the appearance of 11:11 is connected to the tetragrammaton — the unpronounceable four-letter name for the God of Israel. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "The Basics of Numerology: How to Calculate Your Life Path and Destiny Numbers," 16 July 2018 And just what were those unpronounceable ingredients? Susan Ince, Good Housekeeping, "Keep the Glow, Lose the Wrinkles," 17 May 2012 Antetokounmpo's name, which has gone from unpronounceable to household status, is entrenched in the MVP conversation. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Giannis Antetokounmpo has gone from rising star to household name," 17 Feb. 2018 About 70 percent of consumers say that using baby products free of allergens and unpronounceable ingredients is very important to them, according to an AlixPartners survey. Bloomberg.com, "P&G Bets Natural Pampers Can Help Build Trust With Millennials," 21 Feb. 2018

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1620, in the meaning defined above

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“Unpronounceable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpronounceable. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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: impossible or very difficult to say

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