Definition of unplaceable in US English:



  • Not able to be placed or classified.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘He speaks with perfect diction, and the whispery reverberation in his voice evokes an unplaceable accent.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’