unutterable

adjective un·ut·ter·able \ ˌən-ˈə-tə-rə-bəl \

Definition of unutterable

:being beyond the powers of description :inexpressible
  • an unutterable tragedy

unutterably

play \ˌən-ˈə-tə-rə-blē\ adverb

Examples of unutterable in a Sentence

  1. unutterable joy that a baby can bring to a household

  2. the unutterable suffering brought on by the war

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First Known Use of unutterable

circa 1586


UNUTTERABLE Defined for English Language Learners

unutterable

adjective

Definition of unutterable for English Language Learners

  • : too strong or great to be expressed or described


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