Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Too lofty or sacred for utterance; unspeakable.

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Usage examples "ineffable":

  1. So the first part of the night went by, he very much under the influence of morphia and not in pain; murmured words passing at intervals between them, the outward signs of an inward and ineffable bond. - "The Testing of Diana Mallory", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
  2. Thou madest me conceive, O divine Word, that as Thou art ever speaking and operating in a soul, though therein thou appearest in profound silence; so there was also a way of communication in thy creatures, in an ineffable silence. - "The Autobiography of Madame Guyon", Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon.
  3. An occasional sound of traffic penetrated into the room,- strangely mournful, a reminder of the immense and ineffable melancholy of a city which could not wholly lose itself in sleep. - "The Roll-Call", Arnold Bennett.