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 All the icky, unpronounceable ingredients found in most. Katie Chang, Forbes, 23 May 2021 But the labels were in Russian, the names unpronounceable. Marc Bona, cleveland, 5 May 2021 A year later his name actually wasn’t Prince but an unpronounceable symbol. Los Angeles Times, 21 Apr. 2021 The most elusive, mysterious baby of the year isn’t X Æ A-XII, because the only thing more high-status for a baby than having an unpronounceable robot name is having a top-level clearance mystery name. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, 2 Jan. 2021 This was a radical idea for a nation conditioned to think of fine cooking as indistinguishable from fancy French restaurant dishes, booby-trapped with unpronounceable names that served as class markers. Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2020 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, 17 Dec. 2019 The unpronounceable sequence caused both devices to remain silent even while the apps were still running. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 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, 30 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of unpronounceable

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 24 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unpronounceable

: impossible or very difficult to say


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