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adjective incredible pronunciation in American English /ɪnˈkredəb(ə)l/
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  1. surprising, or difficult to believe
    They all have incredible stories to tell.
    his incredible journey to safety
    an incredible feat of engineering
    quite/absolutely incredible: It was built in a year, which seems absolutely incredible.
    1. a.
      used for showing that you are surprised, angry, or disappointed about something
      It’s incredible. I only left my car for a moment.
      it is incredible that: It is really quite incredible that he is unaware of such basic facts.
    2. b.
      used about something that is extremely good
      What an incredible performance that was.
      Thanks, guys – you’ve been incredible.
    3. c.
      used for saying how great or extreme something is
      an incredible amount of money
      They’re under incredible pressure at the moment.


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