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Adj.1.unhearable - impossible to hearunhearable - impossible to hear; imperceptible by the ear; "an inaudible conversation"
imperceptible, unperceivable - impossible or difficult to perceive by the mind or senses; "an imperceptible drop in temperature"; "an imperceptible nod"; "color is unperceivable to the touch"
quiet - free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound; "a quiet audience at the concert"; "the room was dark and quiet"
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Each of these poets wrote knowing that most of their contemporaries would find them unacceptable, unhearable, in style, in substance.
That said, I think there's always several avant-gardes operating simultaneously and fruitfully--intersecting the culture in different ways--some for example in speaking new and necessary speakings--which are almost unhearable to most people--others by formally provoking devices which the culture is only beginning to recognize as structuring our consciousness--and still oth ers by lurking out in the places which don't get the glare of the media or even much attention from the mainstream at all.
In other words, for Ariosto and his contemporaries it was a choice between an occulted, and perhaps therefore unhearable irony, and "the silence of the lambs," to take our poet's pastoral motif one, unpleasant, step further.