from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Difficult or impossible to pronounce correctly: an unpronounceable last name.
- adj. Not fit to be mentioned.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Impossible or difficult to pronounce or articulate.
- n. Something difficult or impossible to pronounce.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not pronounceable; incapable of being pronounced; difficult to pronounce: as, a harsh, unpronounceable word.
- Unfit for being pronounced, named, or mentioned; unmentionable as being offensive to chaste ears.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. impossible or difficult to pronounce correctly
- adj. very difficult to pronounce correctly
"Mademoiselle Güldmar, if anything happens to me at this cascade with the name unpronounceable, you will again be my doctor, will you not?"
Of course our shipwrecked friend had to retail his story to the woman, and then learned from her that the island was a very large one, with a name unpronounceable by English lips, that it was very thinly inhabited, that it consisted almost entirely of pasture land, and that "the laird" owned a large portion of it, including the little fishing village of
•Some Koreans may mistake your first name for your last name or find your last name unpronounceable and address you by English courtesy title + first name.
The so-called unpronounceable, name Shilpa; what's so difficult in that? is now known in every household in the Britain and the news-watching/reading world.
While some say it is "unpronounceable", it would be a good idea to get used to the name because for sure it is going to be around the international media for a long time to come.
While some say it is "unpronounceable", it would be a good idea to get used to the name because for sure it is going to be around the international travel, but the overall economic impact is only beginning to be understood.
Although, he prefers to be called by his Hebrew name of YHWH, he says it is "unpronounceable".
If you can have an identity without a name (as a certain artist formerly known as an unpronounceable symbol did), then certainly you can have identity without the name your parents gave you.
His full name was Johnny Allan Guillot, but as Greely says, "the French name was an unpronounceable burden for a rock and roller in the 50's."
How nice to find a classic French boulangerie/patisserie some 6,000 miles from Paris... and the service is so much more friendly than the usual Gallic attitude... and wait until you have your first bite of that unpronounceable pastry.