What does the word ineffable mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Arnold Bennett