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ɪnˈkrɛd ə bəlin·cred·i·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. incredible, unbelievableadjective

    beyond belief or understanding

    "at incredible speed"; "the book's plot is simply incredible"


  1. incredibleadjective

    Too implausible to be credible; beyond belief; unbelievable.

  2. incredibleadjective

    Amazing; astonishing; awe-inspiring.

  3. incredibleadjective

    Marvelous; profoundly affecting; wonderful.

  4. Etymology: From incredibilis, from in- + credibilis, from credo.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Incredibleadjective

    Surpassing belief; not to be credited.

    Etymology: incredibilis, Lat.

    The ship Argo, that there might want no incredible thing in this fable, spoke to them. Walter Raleigh.

    Presenting things impossible to view,
    They wander through incredible to true. George Granville.


  1. Incredible

    Incredible is a song by Canadian singer Celine Dion and American singer-songwriter and record producer, Ne-Yo. It was recorded for Dion's English-language studio album, Loved Me Back to Life (2013) and chosen as the second single in North America, most countries in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The song was co-written by Andrew Goldstein, Emanuel Kiriakou and Ne-Yo, and produced by Kiriakou. In mid-December 2013, "Incredible" was nominated in category World's Best Song at the World Music Awards and in late January 2014, it was chosen by NBC as the official anthem of 2014 Winter Olympics. The digital single with two rare bonus tracks was released in most countries in Europe, and in Australia and New Zealand on 14 February 2014. The song was sent to Adult Contemporary radio stations in the United States on 24 February 2014, and the music video for "Incredible" was released on 4 June 2014. "Incredible" was also added to BBC Radio 2's B-List on 12 July 2014 and released as the fourth promotional single in the United Kingdom.


  1. incredible

    Incredible refers to something that is hard to believe because it seems extremely extraordinary, improbable, or astonishing. It can also be used to describe something as exceptionally good or impressive.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Incredibleadjective

    not credible; surpassing belief; too extraordinary and improbable to admit of belief; unlikely; marvelous; fabulous

  2. Etymology: [L. incredibilis: cf. OF. incredible. See In- not, and Credible.]


  1. INCredible

    INCredible is an offshoot on Sony Music Entertainment. INCredible releases electronic dance music of all kinds, including the Gatecrasher series. They have also released singles from artists such as Satoshi Tomiie and James Holden.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Incredible

    in-kred′i-bl, adj. surpassing belief.—ns. Incredibil′ity, quality of being incredible, an incredible thing; Incred′ibleness, incredibility.—adv. Incred′ibly.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'incredible' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3827

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'incredible' in Adjectives Frequency: #887

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of incredible in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of incredible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of incredible in a Sentence

  1. Faith Baldwin:

    Character builds slowly but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.

  2. Jon Bentley:

    Brilliance is typically the act of an individual, but incredible stupidity can usually be traced to an organization.

  3. Hermann Hesse:

    All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.

  4. Bonnie Upright:

    Being able to smile through the tears on my face has been an incredible experience, and an incredible gift that mom left us.

  5. Bonnie Upright:

    We laughed where we were supposed to laugh, cried where we were supposed to cry, and looking back at it now … it really was one of the most special moments in my entire life, being able to smile through the tears on my face has been an incredible experience, and an incredible gift that mom left us.

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    transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
    • A. aligned
    • B. reassuring
    • C. transparent
    • D. witless

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