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indecipherable

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Pronunciation: /ˌɪndɪˈsʌɪf(ə)rəb(ə)l
 
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Definition of indecipherable in English:

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, indistinguishable, indiscernible, unclear, indistinct;
scribbled, scrawled, hieroglyphic, squiggly, shaky, small, cramped, crabbed, pinched, bad;

Derivatives

indecipherability

1
noun
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

2
adverb
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.

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