indescribable


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in·de·scrib·a·ble

 (ĭn′dĭ-skrī′bə-bəl)
adj.
Impossible to describe adequately: indescribable joy.

in′de·scrib′a·bil′i·ty, in′de·scrib′a·ble·ness n.
in′de·scrib′a·bly adv.

indescribable

(ˌɪndɪˈskraɪbəbəl)
adj
beyond description; too intense, extreme, etc, for words
ˌindeˌscribaˈbility, ˌindeˈscribableness n
ˌindeˈscribably adv

in•de•scrib•a•ble

(ˌɪn dɪˈskraɪ bə bəl)

adj.
not describable; too extraordinary for description: indescribable confusion.
[1785–95]
in`de•scrib`a•bil′i•ty, in`de•scrib′a•ble•ness, n.
in`de•scrib′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.indescribable - defying expression or descriptionindescribable - defying expression or description; "indefinable yearnings"; "indescribable beauty"; "ineffable ecstasy"; "inexpressible anguish"; "unspeakable happiness"; "unutterable contempt"; "a thing of untellable splendor"
inexpressible, unexpressible - defying expression

indescribable

indescribable

adjective
That cannot be described:
Idioms: beyond description, defying description.
Translations

indescribable

[ˌɪndɪsˈkraɪbəbl] ADJ [terror, horror] → indescriptible, increíble; [beauty, joy] → indescriptible

indescribable

[ˌɪndɪˈskraɪbəbəl] adjindescriptible

indescribable

adjunbeschreiblich; (inf: = terrible) → fürchterlich, schrecklich

indescribable

[ˌɪndɪsˈkraɪbəbl] adjindescrivibile
References in classic literature ?
Amy is with truth considered `the flower of the family', for at sixteen she has the air and bearing of a full-grown woman, not beautiful, but possessed of that indescribable charm called grace.
He imagined the young indescribable thing within himself was driving a long procession of figures be- fore his eyes.
Overhead the sky was that indescribable blue of autumn; bright and shadowless, hard as enamel.
An indescribable oppression, which seemed to generate in some unfamiliar part of her consciousness, filled her whole being with a vague anguish.
Though this sudden and startling movement of the Indian produced no sound from the other, in the surprise her veil also was allowed to open its folds, and betrayed an indescribable look of pity, admiration, and horror, as her dark eye followed the easy motions of the savage.
No better model need be sought, nor could have been found, of a very high order of respectability, which, by some indescribable magic, not merely expressed itself in his looks and gestures, but even governed the fashion of his garments, and rendered them all proper and essential to the man.
She was ladylike, too, after the manner of the feminine gentility of those days; characterised by a certain state and dignity, rather than by the delicate, evanescent, and indescribable grace which is now recognised as its indication.
Such heaped up platters of cakes of various and almost indescribable kinds, known only to experienced Dutch housewives
What I then and there took him to my heart for was something divine that I have never found to the same degree in any child-- his indescribable little air of knowing nothing in the world but love.
said Andy, with a triumphant flourish, and making a string of indescribable mouths at the unfortunate trader's back, when he was fairly beyond hearing.
The shape is right, the attitude is right, the proportions are right, but that indescribable something which makes the Lion of Lucerne the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world, is wanting.
We were spreading manure; and all at once, while thus en- gaged, I was overwhelmed with an indescribable feel- ing, in the fulness of which I turned to Sandy, who was near by, and said, "We are betrayed