Definition of indecipherable in English:

indecipherable

adjective

  • Not able to be read or understood.

    ‘indecipherable scrawls’
    • ‘We do not care to contemplate that which carries a deceased bond between it and consciousness: the indecipherable is thus ignored.’
    • ‘That first day there had been a choice of doors off the lobby; an indecipherable squiggle chiselled into the brass plate hung by each.’
    • ‘The dialogue wavers from understandable to indecipherable, and there is very little depth or flavor to the recording.’
    • ‘I must declare a weakness for indecipherable lyrics.’
    • ‘Initially alarmed by its scarlet, raspberry mousse appearance, she was soon making indecipherable noises of appreciation.’
    • ‘I have no idea who sent it, as there's nothing to identify the couple except an indecipherable scrawl.’
    • ‘Their runes may be indecipherable at a glance to most modern eyes but they were part of a cultured society, where sagas were told and songs sung, a far cry from the bloody battlefield.’
    • ‘Rugby union is bogged down by a morass of strange and (to the casual viewer at least) indecipherable rules.’
    • ‘The children's lyrics are almost completely indecipherable, but they seem to echo the adult male's lyrics, verbatim.’
    • ‘This is where jazz gets its reputation as indecipherable noise.’
    • ‘She is in her 90s and the envelope was merely addressed with my name and Ilkley, Yorks, England, with other indecipherable letters.’
    • ‘The bass bounced around the tent, leaving their raps indecipherable.’
    • ‘He supports this with grainy images of indecipherable documents.’
    • ‘Make any signage relating to your goods virtually indecipherable to anyone without a degree in computers.’
    • ‘Some of the words are recognizable, but the context makes their meaning indecipherable.’
    • ‘There are so many indecipherable mumblings that you have to replay and replay.’
    • ‘The dairies consist of nearly 970,000 words, some of them almost indecipherable.’
    • ‘JD's English, while sufficient, is heavily accented and at times indecipherable.’
    • ‘It's esoteric in parts, and plain indecipherable in others.’
    • ‘While streaming one video, the picture broke down after about a minute, and the voice track continued over an indecipherable kaleidoscope of colours.’
    illegible, unreadable, hard to read, indistinguishable, indiscernible, unclear, indistinct
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Pronunciation

indecipherable

/ˌɪndəˈsaɪf(ə)rəb(ə)l//ˌindəˈsīf(ə)rəb(ə)l/