Definition of uncountable in English:

uncountable

adjective

  • 1Too many to be counted (usually in hyperbolic use)

    ‘she'd spent uncountable nights in this very bed’
    • ‘Seven huge men stood around her, all with an uncountable number of guns and gadgets which she knew how to use.’
    • ‘The night air was cool and refreshing, and the sky was filled with an uncountable number of stars.’
    • ‘The unfamiliar aspects were the lack of boxes with ‘returned merchandise’ stickers and the uncountable number of times we were asked if we needed assistance.’
    • ‘Because of this, mathematicians now refer to the infinite set of real numbers as uncountable.’
    • ‘Every individual happening is, in its most fundamental form, an uncountable number of happenings; there is simply no escaping shades of grey.’
    • ‘Fast food restaurants were common, we had a few movie theaters, a baseball stadium, a bunch of major shopping centers, and an uncountable number of miscellaneous stores.’
    • ‘This version swept the nation in uncountable numbers.’
    • ‘It takes almost an uncountable number of signatures to launch a shuttle.’
    • ‘But to see them in uncountable numbers along a jagged hillside, or rising out of a sandy wash, or even in haphazard rows along the side of the road gives me a new appreciation.’
    • ‘An uncountable number of guns were raised, and Alex was shot.’
    • ‘To the right of her was a lavish dining room, and to the left was a library with an uncountable number of books.’
    • ‘Within the Milky Way galaxy alone, there are over 100 billion stars, and there are an uncountable number of galaxies in the universe.’
    • ‘Twenty minutes and an uncountable number of songs later, Brett finally pulled the car into a parking slot on the black asphalt.’
    • ‘While I deal with a few letters to the editor, blog posts and one-on-one discussions, leaders of provinces and nations must withstand daily scrutiny from an uncountable number of sources.’
    • ‘After an uncountable number of hours, they were both tired’
    • ‘Every student of the academy, and most people in the realm, knew that this area of mountains was teeming with an uncountable number of creatures.’
    • ‘There was a grand staircase and an uncountable number of rooms.’
    • ‘They had run to the edge of the world and back again, many enemies thus in pursuit, an uncountable number of thieves and competitors perpetually on the hunt.’
    • ‘No one sets out deliberately to destroy rivers and streams; environmental damage happens as a byproduct of an uncountable number of individual and corporate decisions.’
    • ‘Amidst the uncountable multitude of white marble rooms scattered around the premise, one large room stood out from the rest.’
    inestimable, indeterminable, untold, immeasurable, incomputable, not to be reckoned
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  • 2Grammar
    (of a noun) that cannot form a plural or be used with the indefinite article.

    ‘‘courage’ and ‘information’ are uncountable nouns’

Pronunciation

uncountable

/ʌnˈkaʊntəb(ə)l/