One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Not able to be placed or classified.‘an unplaceable accent’
- ‘He speaks with perfect diction, and the whispery reverberation in his voice evokes an unplaceable accent.’
- ‘One's country's earth is not necessary either, but some of us affect it, along with the cloak and the strange and geographically unplaceable accent.’
- ‘The song is an unplaceable sort of clanky Tom Waits-ish blues, and it occurred to me that, from all the context provided by the view and the radio, I could've been anywhere at all, at any time in the last sixty or eighty years.’
- ‘All we see is the undated and often unplaceable archival footage, some vox pops and a bit of new footage that didn't look a lot different from the old film.’
- ‘Now, the fashion-savvy girl wants her clothes to be unplaceable rather than directional: she wants the credit for having the imagination to think outside the box.’
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