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indistinguishable Line breaks: in|dis|tin¦guish|able
Pronunciation: /ɪndɪˈstɪŋɡwɪʃəb(ə)l/

Definition of indistinguishable in English:


Not able to be identified as different or distinct: the counterfeit bills were virtually indistinguishable from the real thing
More example sentences
  • Their mannerisms are alike, their voices indistinguishable, their gaits identical.
  • In quantum theory, identical particles are also indistinguishable particles.
  • Although seen as toys, many are indistinguishable from real weapons unless you hold them and examine their workings.
identical, almost identical, the same, alike, very similar;
cut from the same cloth, two of a kind, difficult to tell apart
informalas like as two peas in a pod, like Tweedledum and Tweedledee
unintelligible, incomprehensible, hard to understand, hard to make out, indistinct, unclear, indefinite;





Pronunciation: /ˌɪndɪˈstɪŋɡwɪʃəbli/
Example sentences
  • The problem is lack of variety: one song merges indistinguishably into another, the surfeit of emotion sounding more maudlin by the minute.
  • New paint will mingle indistinguishably with the previous layer.
  • The album's mixing is muddy, with the instrumentation indistinguishably blending together.

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