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undescribable Line breaks: un|des¦crib|able
Pronunciation: /ʌndɪˈskrʌɪbəb(ə)l/

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Definition of undescribable in English:


Too unusual, extreme, or indefinite to be adequately described; indescribable: the very horrible, virtually undescribable quality of the urban poor
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  • It's a show whose plot is almost undescribable, but it had a high gag count and included physical, visual and pun-related humour a holy trinity indeed!
  • The sadness and overwhelming glee of returning home climaxed in a series of events that were truly undescribable.
  • They must invent new terms that are themselves unsatisfactory, since no language can have words for what is fundamentally ineffable, undescribable, and beyond possible comparison with objects or phenomena of the empirical realm.

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