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
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.
That said, the fact that such an unspeakable act can be committed at a place where innocent people – including so many young people – come together peacefully to enjoy music reflects a level of evil beyond comprehension.
Battles have always been unspeakable events, unknowable and mystical.
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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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