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unspellable Line breaks: un|spell¦able
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈspɛləb(ə)l/

Definition of unspellable in English:


(Of a word or name) too difficult to spell: an Icelandic volcano with an unpronounceable, unspellable name
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  • The term 'slogan' is indeed derived from an unspellable Gaelic word meaning 'war cry'.
  • Our last names were unspellable, not to mention being unpronounceable for the few substitute teachers who found their way up north from the real Sweden.
  • One imagines him uttering an American version of the unspellable Florentine exclamation "Beuh" (which, accompanied by a shrug, means something like "How should I know?").

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