Definitions for unspeakableʌnˈspi kə bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•speak•a•bleʌnˈspi kə bəl(adj.)

  1. not speakable; not able or allowed to be spoken.

  2. exceeding the power of speech; inexpressible; indescribable.

  3. inexpressibly bad or objectionable.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. indefinable, indescribable, ineffable, unspeakable, untellable, unutterable(adj)

    defying expression or description

    "indefinable yearnings"; "indescribable beauty"; "ineffable ecstasy"; "inexpressible anguish"; "unspeakable happiness"; "unutterable contempt"; "a thing of untellable splendor"

  2. atrocious, abominable, awful, dreadful, painful, terrible, unspeakable(adj)

    exceptionally bad or displeasing

    "atrocious taste"; "abominable workmanship"; "an awful voice"; "dreadful manners"; "a painful performance"; "terrible handwriting"; "an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room"

  3. ineffable, unnameable, unspeakable, unutterable(adj)

    too sacred to be uttered

    "the ineffable name of the Deity"


  1. unspeakable(Adjective)

    Incapable of being spoken or uttered; unutterable; ineffable; inexpressible.

  2. unspeakable(Adjective)

    Unfit or not permitted to be spoken or described.

  3. unspeakable(Adjective)

    Extremely bad or objectionable.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unspeakable(adj)

    not speakable; incapable of being uttered or adequately described; inexpressible; unutterable; ineffable; as, unspeakable grief or rage


  1. Unspeakable

    Unspeakable is the 17th album by Bill Frisell to be released on the Elektra Nonesuch label. It was released in 2004 and features performances by Frisell, Hal Willner, Tony Scherr, Kenny Wollesen, Don Alias, Steven Bernstein, Briggan Krauss, Curtis Fowlkes, Adam Dorn, Jenny Scheinman, Eyvind Kang, and Hank Roberts. It won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album in 2005.

Translations for unspeakable

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


that cannot be expressed in words, especially because too bad to describe

his unspeakable cruelty/rudeness.

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