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[uhn-mi-stey-kuh-buh l] /ˌʌn mɪˈsteɪ kə bəl/
not mistakable; clear; obvious.
Origin of unmistakable
1660-70; un-1 + mistakable
Related forms
unmistakableness, noun
unmistakably, adverb Unabridged
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  • He blows a few bars, his rich, resonant tone unmistakable even in this crowded room.
  • The first thing she noticed was an unmistakable scream of yellow flashing back to her from inside the tubes.
  • Even in crowds, the big bulls are unmistakable-they are three times larger than females.
  • When it finally did show up, it bore the unmistakable hump of a committee camel.
  • Even so, the power of the new network was unmistakable.
  • Almost immediately, there were unmistakable signs that new surveillance tools would be a linchpin in the war on terrorism.
  • Such signals would be brief and rare, but they would also be strong and unmistakable.
  • Research does find an unmistakable advantage to getting a bachelor's degree.
  • Still, the damage to the neighborhood--physical and otherwise--was unmistakable.
  • But commercial buttermilk sold in supermarkets has an unmistakable tang.
British Dictionary definitions for unmistakable


not mistakable; clear, obvious, or unambiguous
Derived Forms
unmistakableness, unmistakeableness, noun
unmistakably, unmistakeably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unmistakable

1660s, from un- (1) "not" + mistake + -able. Related: Unmistakably.

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