from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The quality or state of being ineffable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being ineffable or unutterable; unspeakableness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being ineffable or unutterable; unspeakableness.
It's said that the best things can't be talked about because no tongue can describe it and we're stuck with language that can only be a descriptive referral to thethings that refer to this ineffableness (is that a word?)
The more describable and circumscribed the world becomes, the more its ineffableness appeals.
The mother realises in her child the great Idea, which is in every child, the ineffableness of which, however, is not revealed to any one else.
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