untranslatable

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adjective un·trans·lat·able \ˌən-tran(t)s-ˈlā-tə-bəl, -tranz-\

Definition of untranslatable

  1. :  unable to be translated :  not translatable an untranslatable phrase a word untranslatable from German Those reflective undercurrents would seem to be untranslatable to the screen. — Mel Gussow

untranslatability

play \ˌən-(ˌ)tran(t)s-ˌlā-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē, -(ˌ)tranz-\ noun … a revealing exposition of the untranslatability of a joke about weasels and tractors. — Brian Logan

untranslatably

\ˌən-tran(t)s-ˈlā-tə-blē, -tranz-\ adverb

1655

First Known Use of untranslatable

1655

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