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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.
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|Adv.||1.||ineffably - 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"|
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ineffably[ɪnˈefəblɪ] ADV (liter) her face was ineffably well-bred → su cara era de una distinción indescriptible or (liter) inefable
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