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Definition of "unutterable" []

  • That cannot or must not be uttered or expressed: "I burned in the unutterable beauty of being alive” ( John Peale Bishop). See Synonyms at unspeakable. (adjective)
  • Being such that pronunciation is impossible: unutterable consonant clusters. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "unutterable" in a sentence
  • "Elohim, etc., and still less Yahweh, the ineffable name, i.e. a name unutterable to any human tongue; instead of these, they used metaphors or expressions having reference to the Divine attributes."
  • "Gone, – past – buried in unutterable scorn, – are the days in which I appealed, either to him, or from him."
  • "When is anyone in authority going to utter the unutterable, which is that our financial collapse ultimately goes back to the fact that every dollar in circulation derives from a loan made by a bank to a producer, consumer, or the government, and that all these loans have attached to them a rental charge known as interest which is paid to the bankers 'monopoly?"