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

Examples of unpronounceable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Have your partner change or add at least three letters to make the name unpronounceable. Ali Solomon, The New Yorker, 19 Mar. 2022 Instead of that dreaded list of unpronounceable ingredients, Jason’s formula uses only those which can be found in nature. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 Apr. 2022 Geekerati icon Alan Tudyk plays an alien (with an unpronounceable name) disguised as a small-town doctor, Harry Vanderspiegle, who gets roped into solving murders, in Resident Alien. Ars Staff, Ars Technica, 31 Dec. 2021 Plus, there are often tons of harsh (and unpronounceable) chemicals in those products. Ariel Scotti, Health.com, 15 Oct. 2021 Others have argued that ending nouns and adjectives with an X instead of an O or A makes the language practically unpronounceable. Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times, 27 Sep. 2021 REEs are those metals with unpronounceable names that are used in the manufacture of advanced technologies, including electric vehicles, wind turbines and missile guidance systems. Frank Holmes, Forbes, 30 Aug. 2021 How about the Los Angeles County Museum of Mostly Modern + Contemporary Art? LACMMM+CA for unpronounceable short. Los Angeles Times, 27 Aug. 2021 On the main stage, representatives from companies with unpronounceable names riled up the crowds. Morgen Peck, The New Yorker, 18 Aug. 2021 See More

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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 6 Oct. 2022.

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