Share this entry

Share this page

undecipherable

Syllabification: un·de·ci·pher·a·ble
Pronunciation: /ˌəndəˈsīf(ə)rəb(ə)l
 
/

Definition of undecipherable in English:

adjective

(Of speech or writing) not able to be read or understood.
Example sentences
  • On the intercom she recognized Landon's voice and immediately understood he was extremely inebriated to the point where his speech was undecipherable.
  • At first glance, the streets are ablaze with colors strewn across an endless canvas of neon signs with undecipherable writing.
  • My aunts will ramble on and on in Chinese (and they have their own undecipherable dialect).

Derivatives

undeciphered

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • It contained ten undeciphered characters, each 13 inches high.
  • Tiles or seals have been found depicting an as yet undeciphered script and religious symbols of various kinds.
  • The past in fact remains unreadable, undeciphered; determined by the present, it cannot determine it.

Definition of undecipherable in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

More on undecipherable

Nearby words


Translate undecipherable

into Spanish
Word of the day reciprocity
Pronunciation: ˌrɛsɪˈprɒsɪti
noun
exchanging things with others for mutual benefit…