Definition of indecipherable in English:

indecipherable

Syllabification: in·de·ci·pher·a·ble
Pronunciation: /ˌindiˈsīfərəbəl
 
/

adjective

  • Not able to be read or understood: indecipherable scrawls
    More example sentences
    • I have no idea who sent it, as there's nothing to identify the couple except an indecipherable scrawl.
    • The dialogue wavers from understandable to indecipherable, and there is very little depth or flavor to the recording.
    • That first day there had been a choice of doors off the lobby; an indecipherable squiggle chiselled into the brass plate hung by each.
    Synonyms
    illegible, unreadable, hard to read, unintelligible, unclear; scribbled, scrawled, hieroglyphic, cramped, crabbed

Derivatives

indecipherability

noun
More example sentences
  • the screen memorializes memory by making its indecipherability, rather than its contents, a central aesthetic focus.
  • In truth his indecipherability had more to do with his heavy dialect and the prodigious amounts of ganja that he smoked!
  • Within this project, I refer to the non-hermeneutic as those forms and spaces of indecipherability within Jazz that, for any number of reasons, resist interpretation.

indecipherably

adverb
More example sentences
  • I'll swear Dad was able to hear them, and almost indecipherably his breathing began to change.
  • For a full three minutes or so she stood on the other side of my desk sobbing and mumbling indecipherably.
  • While McKenna, seated throughout, mutters indecipherably to himself.

More definitions of indecipherable

Definition of indecipherable in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day mage
Pronunciation: meɪdʒ
noun
a magician or learned person