Definitions

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  • adjective That cannot be told; indefinable, indescribable or ineffable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective defying expression or description

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Examples

  • And this was to say nothing of my one diarist's duty still undischarged: If I was snuffed out here and now who would tell the untellable tale?

    'The Last Werewolf'

  • Such words have to be invented and will only come into common use when these presently untellable truths become commonplace truths.

    George Lakoff: Untellable Truths

  • The conservative message machine has so dominated political discourse that they have changed the meaning of words and made some truths untellable by political leaders in present discourse.

    George Lakoff: Untellable Truths

  • That is the first step in telling our most important untellable truths.

    George Lakoff: Untellable Truths

  • Here are just a few examples of presently untellable truths:

    George Lakoff: Untellable Truths

  • The conservative message machine has so dominated political discourse that they have changed the meaning of words and made some truths untellable by political leaders in present discourse.

    George Lakoff: Untellable Truths

  • That is the first step in telling our most important untellable truths.

    George Lakoff: Untellable Truths

  • The main differences between this world and ours are these (at a “guiding principles” level anyway, of course the differences would “really” occur as an untellable metastasization, a fractal expansion headed down an inescapable and unexplorable rabbit hole):

    I'm of two minds

  • Here are just a few examples of presently untellable truths:

    George Lakoff: Untellable Truths

  • The main differences between this world and ours are these (at a “guiding principles” level anyway, of course the differences would “really” occur as an untellable metastasization, a fractal expansion headed down an inescapable and unexplorable rabbit hole):

    October 2008

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