Definition of unspeakable
2 : that may not or cannot be spoken the bawdy thoughts that come into one's head — the unspeakable words — L. P. Smith unspeakable collections of consonants — Rosemary Jellis
unspeakablyplay \ˌən-ˈspē-kə-blē\ adverb
Examples of unspeakable in a Sentence
the unspeakable horror of war
continually encountered unspeakable beauty in their travels through the Alps
Recent Examples of unspeakable from the Web
It was supposed to just be a quick trip to the beach, but the Saturday afternoon diversion to the water almost ended in unspeakable tragedy for Roberta Ursrey and her family.
This moment of early white nationalism gave birth to a civic narrative with an insurmountable task — making a visual declaration of the unspeakable.
The horror of a Sandy Hook -- however unspeakable -- ultimately became just a headline rather than a trend line auguring momentum for sensible gun control measures or mental health treatment reforms.
That tells you the periodic, and unspeakable, slaughters are an aberration committed by criminals and the mentally unbalanced.
And in the void that was left, unspeakable grief, mind-numbing shock, that comes in waves.
But through it all, unspeakable sins were committed on children.
The cases are messy and emotionally charged, littered with unthinkable and unspeakable acts and filled with legal minefields and life-changing stigmas, guilty or not.
That's because Nokie's special needs are the result of unspeakable abuse.
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First Known Use of unspeakable
UNSPEAKABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unspeakable for English Language Learners
: very bad or evil
: impossible to describe in words
UNSPEAKABLE Defined for Kids
Definition of unspeakable for Students
1 : impossible to express in words unspeakable beauty
2 : extremely bad unspeakable conduct
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