collectible

adjective
col·​lect·​ible | \ kə-ˈlek-tə-bəl How to pronounce collectible (audio) \
variants: or less commonly collectable

Definition of collectible

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : suitable for being collected collectible coins collectible figurines
2 : due for present payment : payable collectible credit card bills

collectible

noun
variants: or less commonly collectable

Definition of collectible (Entry 2 of 2)

: an object that is collected by fanciers especially : one other than such traditionally collectible items as art, stamps, coins, and antiques The dolls are collectibles.

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Other Words from collectible

Adjective

collectibility or less commonly collectability \ kə-​ˌlek-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce collectability (audio) \ noun

Examples of collectible in a Sentence

Adjective The shop sells antiques and various collectible items. Noun She displays her collectibles in a glass case.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Travis Scott's notorious collectible action figures, from his Rodeo album cover and McDonald's partnership, could get a Mattel makeover and become more accessible to his fellow ragers. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Which Musical Act Should Get Their Own Barbie Doll Next? Vote!," 22 Oct. 2020 The Gund collectible, updated every winter for two decades, is missing from the department store’s seasonal lineup this year. Amanda L Gordon, Bloomberg.com, "Bloomingdale’s Tries to Keep Covid From Stealing Christmas," 22 Oct. 2020 Typically, these apartments were designed by notable interior design firms and featured collectible furniture and blue-chip art. Tim Mckeough, New York Times, "Understatement Is the New Luxury," 16 Oct. 2020 This collectible, monogrammed Speedy bag will please the style obsessive who refuses to let social distancing stymie her pursuit of chicdom. Katharine K. Zarrella, WSJ, "Handbags Aren’t Dead. Four You’ll Love for Fall.," 14 Oct. 2020 That's according to Phil Sklar, co-founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which has been selling collectible bobbleheads since 2014. Carol Cain, Detroit Free Press, "Here's a nod to the heady success of this small company," 10 Oct. 2020 While there are many ways to conveniently buy and sell collectible toys, one of the best is attending the Cincinnati Toy & Collectible Show, which takes place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Sharonville Convention Center (11355 Chester Road). Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, "Top 5 things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: Oct. 9-11," 7 Oct. 2020 Mattel is launching a collectible doll of actress, producer and activist Yara Shahidi, exclusively available for pre-order on Amazon, and of course, on Barbie.com. NBC News, "New & Notable: Sephora, H&M, Logitech, Olay and more," 29 Sep. 2020 To get your hands on the collectible doll, head over to Barbie.com for purchase. Bianca Rodriguez, Marie Claire, "Yara Shahidi's Barbie Is Being Re-Released, Complete With "Vote" Accessories," 22 Sep. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Some games, like Skyrim, have more enjoyable side quests than main quests, but others may be repetitive or grind-y, and hunting for every collectible isn't worth your time. Whitson Gordon, Wired, "How to Get Through Your Overflowing Game Library," 8 Oct. 2020 It’s the ideal collectible for people who’d never consider opening the packaging, and those who don’t mind bring the toy out to play. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, "Iconic items for every Rebel, Sith Lord, and Wookie rookie," 15 Sep. 2020 Having limited or scarce production of physical copies can sometimes turn a game into a collectible. Elise Favis, Washington Post, "Classic Mario games are coming to Switch for a limited time, baffling fans," 3 Sep. 2020 From family heirlooms to thrift store finds, this month’s collectibles represent a wide range of tastes and styles over the last 100 years, from Italy, China, the United States and Denmark. oregonlive, "An Italian accordion, a Chinese lock, faux cinnabar: What are they worth?," 30 Apr. 2020 Tuesday's announcement, however, provides few specific details about what exactly fans will be able to purchase or how much the collectibles will cost. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, "UFC and Dapper Labs offer crypto collectibles of MMA fighters," 25 Feb. 2020 The restaurant features all things comic, with more than 25 life-sized statues and figures of comic book heroes and villains, memorabilia from favorite movies, and collectibles available for sale to take home as souvenirs. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "Avengers, assemble! Here's what to expect at Phoenix's new comic book-themed restaurant," 4 Dec. 2019 Blockchain is just one way of approaching digital collectibles. Matthew De Silva, Quartz, "What use are crypto collectibles?," 21 Nov. 2019 As the novel coronavirus pandemic is upsetting every market throughout the world, values for antiques and collectibles are extremely volatile now. oregonlive, "Century-old Japanese vase, Revolutionary War box, toy car: What are they worth?," 3 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of collectible

Adjective

1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1953, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for collectible

Adjective

see collect entry 2

Noun

see collect entry 2

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The first known use of collectible was in 1660

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26 Oct 2020

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“Collectible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/collectible. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for collectible

collectible

adjective
How to pronounce collectible (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of collectible

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: good for a collection : considered valuable by collectors

collectible

noun

English Language Learners Definition of collectible (Entry 2 of 2)

: something that is considered valuable by collectors and usually kept as part of a group of similar things : a collectible thing

collectible

adjective
col·​lect·​ible | \ kə-ˈlek-tə-bəl How to pronounce collectible (audio) \

Kids Definition of collectible

: considered valuable by collectors

Other Words from collectible

collectible noun

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