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1. Incapable of being expressed; indescribable or unutterable: ineffable joy.
2. Not to be uttered; taboo: the ineffable name of God.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin ineffābilis : in-, not; see in-1 + effābilis, utterable (from effārī, to utter : ex-, ex- + fārī, to speak; see bhā- in Indo-European roots).]

in·ef′fa·bil′i·ty, in·ef′fa·ble·ness n.
in·ef′fa·bly adv.
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Adv.1.ineffably - to an inexpressible degreeineffably - to an inexpressible degree; "she was looking very young tonight, and, as usual, indescribably beautiful, in a simple strapless dress of a green and white silky cotton"


[ɪnˈefəblɪ] ADV (liter) her face was ineffably well-bredsu cara era de una distinción indescriptible or (liter) inefable


adv (form: = indescribably) → unsäglich (geh), → unaussprechlich; Walters is ineffably entertainingWalters ist unbeschreiblich unterhaltsam
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It is an ineffably oozy, stringy affair, most frequently found in the tubs of sperm, after a prolonged squeezing, and subsequent decanting.
Those leaping horses, striking sparks from the cobbles in their forward lunge, were creatures to be ineffably admired.
He took it up, and found himself plunged in an atmosphere unlike any he had ever breathed in books; so warm, so rich, and yet so ineffably tender, that it gave a new and haunting beauty to the most elementary of human passions.
So, then, he felt himself ineffably superior to me in every respect
world, perhaps, excepting always the ineffably insipid diversion
The first breath on opening the door is so ineffably pure that it makes me gasp, and I feel a black and sinful object in the midst of all the spotlessness.
He said, and on his Son with Rayes direct Shon full, he all his Father full exprest Ineffably into his face receiv'd, And thus the filial Godhead answering spake.
She stopped a moment, and I swear her face was ineffably holy as she said, 'I could have made him a good wife.
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Three Motets by the virtually unknown 20th-century Pierre Villette proved a real find, not least in the rich bluesiness of their chording, before the first half ended with Faure's ineffably glorious Cantique de Jean Racine, basses sturdy in their support for the flowing upper lines, and Martyn Rawles heroic in colouring a piano accompaniment normally only used for rehearsal purposes.
Cooper's writing is so ineffably joyful and uplifting, one hopes that, given her huge readership, Mount
And while the brilliant conversation never materialised there was an ineffably banal moment when one of the literary and artistic guests anxious to say something questioned her about whether she was enjoying London.