not distinct; not clearly marked or defined: indistinct markings.
not clearly distinguishable or perceptible, as to the eye, ear, or mind: He heard an indistinct muttering.
not distinguishing clearly: After the accident he suffered from indistinct vision and faulty hearing.
- in·dis·tinct·ly, adverb
- in·dis·tinct·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use indistinct in a sentence
Mrs. Kaye, without turning her head, murmured something indistinctly, and lit another cigarette.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
Smiles dimpled every face, and low tones of happiness murmured indistinctly through the room in every pause of the music.Ruth | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Its white front glimmered indistinctly through the trees, showing only one oblong of light on the lower floor.Summer | Edith Wharton
Grey islets with foam flying over them lay around indistinctly seen through the driving vapour from the gean.The British Expedition to the Crimea | William Howard Russell
I was to find my place in the rather indistinctly sketched constructions that were implicit in the minds of all our circle.The New Machiavelli | Herbert George Wells
British Dictionary definitions for indistinct
incapable of being clearly distinguished, as by the eyes, ears, or mind; not distinct
- indistinctly, adverb
- indistinctness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012