making marks that cannot be erased, removed, or washed out: indelible ink.
impossible to eliminate, forget, or change: the indelible memories of war;the indelible influence of a great teacher.
- in·del·i·bil·i·ty, in·del·i·ble·ness, noun
- in·del·i·bly, adverb
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How to use indelible in a sentence
That’s going to make sure we remain indelible in our culture and ensuring our survival.
To be able to gift these indelible moments to someone I loved seemed like the best way to thank my parents for instilling a reverence for them in me in the first place.
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli, Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi, titled Spirited Away in English, would leave an indelible mark on animation in the 21st century.
She was a courageous fighter for equality at a time when it made an indelible difference then and now.Lesbian educator Sally Gearhart dies- a pioneering LGBTQ activist | Special to the Washington Blade | July 15, 2021 | Washington Blade
She left an indelible mark on our organization and helped make it something that could last more than 16 years later.‘The Decided Are Always Calm’: Remembering Gail Stoorza-Gill | Scott Lewis | June 8, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Strandf could photograph anything from a blind woman to a picket fence and make the image indelible.
That the song has become so indelible is likely owed to the fact that we can all sort of relate.‘My Crazy Love’ Reveals the Craziest Lies People Tell for Love | Kevin Fallon | November 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Haskins will perennially be attached to the indelible Saved By the Bell principal.The Most Random Old TV Stars to Appear on ‘Mad Men’ | Kevin Fallon | May 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It is an indelible snapshot burned into our brains of mortality and sports at their highest level.
Her combination of skill and public persona left an indelible mark on the fashion world.
The old smart revived; or rather, the old indelible impressions of it left on nerve and brain.Marriage la mode | Mrs. Humphry Ward
An indelible ink pencil (violet) may, in most cases, be used in place of the solution.The Elements of Qualitative Chemical Analysis, vol. 1, parts 1 and 2. | Julius Stieglitz
The tracing is done by means of a special form of style giving indelible curves through the medium of colored glycerine.Scientific American Supplement No. 299 | Various
These men left an indelible mark upon the English in India during their time, and did much to prepare the way of the missionary.The Quiver 3/1900 | Anonymous
There is no name for that elusive, eloquent, yet indelible sign life sets upon the faces of the lost.The Open Question | Elizabeth Robins
British Dictionary definitions for indelible
incapable of being erased or obliterated
making indelible marks: indelible ink
- indelibility or indelibleness, noun
- indelibly, adverb
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