adorable

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adjective ador·able \ə-ˈdȯr-ə-bəl\

Definition of adorable

  1. 1 :  extremely charming or appealing <an adorable child> <an adorable cottage>

  2. 2 :  worthy of adoration or veneration

adorability

play \-ˌdȯr-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

adorableness

play \-ˈdȯr-ə-bəl-nəs\ noun

adorably

play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of adorable in a sentence

  1. They live in an adorable little cottage.

  2. <what an adorable old lady, so kind and sweet>

Origin and Etymology of adorable

see adore


First Known Use: 1601


ADORABLE Defined for English Language Learners

adorable

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adjective ador·able \ə-ˈdȯr-ə-bəl\

Definition of adorable for English Language Learners

  • : very appealing or attractive : very lovable


ADORABLE Defined for Kids

adorable

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adjective ador·able \ə-ˈdȯr-ə-bəl\

Definition of adorable for Students

  1. :  charming, lovely <an adorable baby>

adorably

\-blē\ adverb


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