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unutterable

[uhn-uht-er-uh-buh l] /ʌnˈʌt ər ə bəl/
adjective
1.
not communicable by utterance; unspeakable; beyond expression:
unutterable joy.
2.
not utterable; not pronounceable:
an unutterable foreign word.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; un-1 + utterable
Related forms
unutterably, adverb
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  • At their best, science fiction and theology can leave us awestruck before the unutterable strangeness and vastness of the cosmos.
  • All impressions were blurred by haste, by crowds, and by unutterable fatigue.
  • Her swimming eyes and rapt look told the unutterable secret.
British Dictionary definitions for unutterable

unutterable

/ʌnˈʌtərəbəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being expressed in words
Derived Forms
unutterableness, noun
unutterably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unutterable
adj.

1580s, from un- (1) "not" + utterable (see utter (v.)). As a noun, from 1788; unutterables as a euphemism for "trousers" is recorded by 1843.

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