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 ?
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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.
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