indistinctly


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in·dis·tinct

 (ĭn′dĭ-stĭngkt′)
adj.
1. Not clearly or sharply delineated: an indistinct pattern; indistinct shapes in the gloom.
2. Faint; dim: indistinct stars.
3.
a. Hazy; vague: an indistinct memory; an indistinct notion of how to proceed.
b. Difficult to understand or make out: indistinct speech.

in′dis·tinct′ly adv.
in′dis·tinct′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.indistinctly - in a dim indistinct manner; "we perceived the change only dimly"
Translations
بصورة غير مُتَمَيِّزَه، بصورة باهتَه
nezřetelně
óljóst
belirsiz şekilde

indistinctly

[ˌɪndɪsˈtɪŋktlɪ] ADV (= without distinction) → indistintamente, sin distinción; [hear] → con poca claridad; [see] → con poca claridad, borrosamente

indistinctly

[ˌɪndɪˈstɪŋktli] adv [speak] → d'une manière indistincte

indistinctly

adv seenicht deutlich, verschwommen; speakundeutlich; rememberschwach, dunkel

indistinctly

[ˌɪndɪsˈtɪŋktlɪ] adv (mumble, appear) → indistintamente

indistinct

(indiˈstiŋkt) adjective
not clear to the eye, ear or mind; not distinct. an indistinct outline of a ship; His speech is rather indistinct.
ˌindiˈstinctly adverb
ˌindiˈstinctness noun
References in classic literature ?
Suddenly he emerged from the forest into an old road, and there before him saw, indistinctly, the figure of a man, motionless in the gloom.
But once, the mood was on him too deep for common regardings; and as with heavy, lumber-like pace he was measuring the ship from taffrail to mainmast, Stubb, the odd second mate, came up from below, and with a certain unassured, deprecating humorousness, hinted that if Captain Ahab was pleased to walk the planks, then, no one could say nay; but there might be some way of muffling the noise; hinting something indistinctly and hesitatingly about a globe of tow, and the insertion into it, of the ivory heel.
The rustling increased, and a form could be seen indistinctly. Tom aimed the deadly gun and stood ready to pull the trigger.
The boy gave a loud, high shriek, which, lost in the rest of the shock of sound, might have seemed, indistinctly, though I was so close to him, a note either of jubilation or of terror.
"Booshoh he!"-as, at the conclusion of an hour, some object at the extremity of the rope became indistinctly visible-"Booshoh he!" was the exclamation which burst from the lips of Ben-Levi.
And Prince Dolgorukov rapidly but indistinctly explained Weyrother's plan of a flanking movement.
But he heard it indistinctly through the sound of his own footsteps, and hoped he was mistaken.
In fact, it was sometimes observable that Clifford half wilfully hid from himself the consciousness of being stricken in years, and cherished visions of an earthly future still before him; visions, however, too indistinctly drawn to be followed by disappointment--though, doubtless, by depression--when any casual incident or recollection made him sensible of the withered leaf.
Their voices came down, afar and indistinctly, from the upper heights where they habitually dwelt.
John Bunsby long examined the threatening aspect of the heavens, muttering indistinctly between his teeth.
A colossal figure, carved apparently in some white stone, loomed indistinctly beyond the rhododendrons through the hazy downpour.
There was a noise at the door of the cell now--the key was being turned in the lock, and when the door opened, Adam saw indistinctly that there were several faces there.