The ineffable, indescribable joy that Marguerite felt when she watched her son walk for the first time overwhelmed her. After the toddler stepped clumsily toward her, Marguerite swooped him up with a happy shout as ineffable, wordless pride filled her. Later, when Marguerite attempted to describe her emotions to her husband, she found that there were no words for the moment because it was so ineffably precious and rare.
Quiz: When is something ineffable?
- When it is so beautiful that it is too great for words.
- When it surprises and overwhelms you.
- When it marks a rite of passage.