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Meaning of ineffable by Wiktionary Dictionary

ineffable


    Etymology

    First attested in 1450. From Middle French ineffable, from Latin ineffābilis, from in- ( “not” ) + effor ( “utter” ) .

    Pronunciation

    • ( RP ) IPA: /ɪˈnɛf.ə.bəl/, SAMPA: /I"nEf.@.b@l/
    • ( US ) IPA: /ˌɪnˈɛf.ə.bəl/

    Adjective

    ineffable ( not comparable )

    1. Beyond expression in words; unspeakable.
    2. Forbidden to be uttered; taboo .

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Explanation of ineffable by Wordnet Dictionary

ineffable


    Adjective
    1. defying expression or description

    2. ineffable ecstasy
    3. too sacred to be uttered

    4. the ineffable name of the Deity