- not intelligible; not capable of being understood.
Origin of unintelligible
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incomprehensible, baffling, undecipherable.
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Examples from the Web for unintelligibly
He called back one of the Zaptiehs and muttered to him unintelligibly in Turkish.By Desert Ways to Baghdad
He read through a sermon after dinner, unintelligibly and even inaudibly.Mr. Scarborough's Family
So Fanny regained life and consciousness; she no longer chattered oddly and unintelligibly, but lay very still and quiet.A Hungarian Nabob
Then it began to whir again in the locust speech of the Martian commentator, explaining rapidly, unintelligibly.The Record of Currupira
They unintelligibly hailed me, and I replied with inarticulate but cheerful sounds, and hurried forward to get into my gaiters.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition
Robert Louis Stevenson
- not able to be understood; incomprehensible
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Word Origin and History for unintelligibly
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