unpronounceable


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un·pro·nounce·a·ble

 (ŭn′prə-noun′sə-bəl)
adj.
1. Difficult or impossible to pronounce correctly: an unpronounceable last name.
2. Not fit to be mentioned.

unpronounceable

(ˌʌnprəˈnaʊnsəbəl)
adj
not able to be uttered or articulated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unpronounceable - impossible or difficult to pronounce correctlyunpronounceable - impossible or difficult to pronounce correctly
pronounceable - capable of being uttered or pronounced; "a pronounceable group of letters"
2.unpronounceable - very difficult to pronounce correctlyunpronounceable - very difficult to pronounce correctly; "an unpronounceable foreign word"; "unutterable consonant clusters"
incommunicative, uncommunicative - not inclined to talk or give information or express opinions
Translations

unpronounceable

[ˈʌnprəˈnaʊnsəbl] ADJimpronunciable

unpronounceable

[ˌʌnprəˈnaʊnsəbəl] adjimprononçable

unpronounceable

adjunaussprechbar; that word is unpronounceabledas Wort ist nicht auszusprechen

unpronounceable

[ˌʌnprəˈnaʊnsəbl] adjimpronunciabile
References in classic literature ?
Their last names were unpronounceable, so they were called Pavel and Peter.
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But the bow was lost upon Bruno, who had run out of the room, even while the great feat of The Unpronounceable Monosyllable was being triumphantly performed.
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Rose began with great spirit, and kept on gallantly for a couple of chapters, getting over the unpronounceable names with unexpected success, she thought, for her listener did not correct her once, and lay so still she fancied he was deeply interested.
I have used the word king in describing the rulers or chiefs of the Bantoomian swarms, since the word itself is unpronounceable in English, nor does jed or jeddak of the red Martian tongue have quite the same meaning as the Bantoomian word, which has practically the same significance as the English word queen as applied to the leader of a swarm of bees.
Have you forgotten the yellow-looking foreign woman, with the unpronounceable name?
Within that semblance of structure, however, and as the title of the collection suggests, is something beautiful and often dark, something unpronounceable.
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