in·​nu·​mer·​a·​ble i-ˈnü-mə-rə-bəl How to pronounce innumerable (audio)
: too many to be numbered : countless
also : very many
i-ˈnü-mə-rə-blē How to pronounce innumerable (audio)

Example Sentences

There are innumerable errors in the book. our reasons to give thanks are as innumerable as the stars
Recent Examples on the Web This intense, imaginative polyptych—lauded by innumerable textbooks—ranks high among the most affecting artworks in all of art history. Judith H. Dobrzynski, WSJ, 17 Mar. 2023 The flaxen-haired Poison singer, solo rocker, businessman (from candles to bandannas) and exceptionally cheerful human being has celebrated innumerable triumphs in music but also endured some tough health concerns. Melissa Ruggieri, USA TODAY, 15 Mar. 2023 Speeding propellers churn up the water with innumerable little air bubbles and create what’s known as prop wash. WIRED, 14 Mar. 2023 The charms of Mallorca, crown jewel of Spain's Balearic Islands, are innumerable. Leena Kim, Town & Country, 2 Mar. 2023 There are innumerable connections between the Off-Broadway scene and Connecticut’s regional theaters, which often employ the same talent and share in the development of new projects. Christopher Arnott, Hartford Courant, 24 Feb. 2023 Lockheed Martin has the potential to develop a whole suite of tools to help prevent wildfires, and market them on a national level, sidestepping the challenge of working with innumerable local fire departments and other minor stakeholders. Craig Hooper, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2023 There’s no straightforward way to purge the literature of the innumerable lab-animal studies that in retrospect seem suspect. Sonia Shah, The New Yorker, 18 Feb. 2023 And it is still led by a kleptocratic dictator who embraces innumerable grievances and extreme revanchist views that severely undermine his decision-making. Peter Bergen, CNN, 14 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History


Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin innumerabilis, from in- + numerabilis numerable

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of innumerable was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Innumerable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition


in·​nu·​mer·​a·​ble in-ˈ(y)üm-(ə-)rə-bəl How to pronounce innumerable (audio)
: too many to be numbered : countless
innumerable stars in the sky
innumerably adverb

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