con·​vert·​ible | \ kən-ˈvər-tə-bəl How to pronounce convertible (audio) \

Definition of convertible

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : capable of being converted a bond convertible to 12 shares of common stock
2 : having a top that may be lowered or removed convertible coupe


plural convertibles

Definition of convertible (Entry 2 of 2)

: something convertible especially : a convertible automobile — compare roadster sense 1a

Other Words from convertible


convertibility \ kən-​ˌvər-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce convertible (audio) \ noun
convertibleness \ kən-​ˈvər-​tə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce convertible (audio) \ noun
convertibly \ kən-​ˈvər-​tə-​blē How to pronounce convertible (audio) \ adverb

Examples of convertible in a Sentence

Adjective The bonds are convertible into stock.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Gone are the days when buyers could drop in on a dealership and drive home in a cherry-red convertible packed with their favorite features. Jeanne Whalen, Washington Post, 23 July 2022 In the promotional pictures, Robbie rides in a hot pink convertible while dressed in a blue-and-white halter top. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 28 June 2022 According to documents obtained by PEOPLE, Mullins was driving his 2013 Ferrari convertible at 92 mph in a 70 mph zone at around 8:45 a.m. Abigail Adams,, 15 July 2022 The rocker is teaming up with Barrett-Jackson to sell his 2022 Stingray convertible at the auction house’s upcoming Las Vegas sale. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 25 Apr. 2022 Colin Kirby, 20, stopped at a red light in Nashville on Sunday when a car pulled up next to him and hurled a lit firework into his convertible that had the top down, WFLA reported. Asha C. Gilbert, USA TODAY, 7 July 2021 On Monday, the actress, 50, and her 10-year-old son participated in the 74th annual Pacific Palisades parade in Los Angeles, where the duo cheered and waved to spectators from a bright red convertible. Tommy Mcardle,, 5 July 2022 The visual sees Sanchez singing the classic track inside a convertible while a Monroe-looking songstress sits on the back of the car before switching scenes on the TV set, just like the music-makers of yesteryear would on live TV. Tomás Mier, Rolling Stone, 28 June 2022 That’s right, the classic convertible in question, which has just been listed for sale by Nicholas Mee & Co, belonged to none other than former Aston Martin chairman Sir David Brown, who purchased the automaker in ’47. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 21 June 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun An unlocked 2021 Audi S5 convertible was reported stolen July 10 from the 400 block of Maple Ave., police said. Daniel I. Dorfman, Chicago Tribune, 19 July 2022 The restomod was commissioned by an anonymous Jag lover who was looking for a Series 1 E-Type convertible built the same year they were born. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 6 June 2022 Once matters were resolved (steel companies settled after pressure from President Harry Truman), cars began to roll out, including new models from Ford and a Chrysler convertible. al, 11 Mar. 2022 Driving around in a convertible with her might as well have been in a parade. Elizabeth Wagmeister, Variety, 15 Feb. 2022 Parade grand marshals Police Chief Dan Clark and Fire Chief Terry Ledwell waved from inside a classic convertible, representing all the men and women who selflessly provided care and services to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beth Mlady, cleveland, 6 July 2021 Upon its debut in 2015, the lightning-quick convertible became the marque’s highest-performing production car and its most expensive. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 20 Dec. 2021 Big news on the M4 convertible is the new fabric top, which offers virtually all advantages of the previous model's weather-tight, four-season retractable hard top but weighs less and looks better. Jens Meiners, Car and Driver, 25 May 2021 But suddenly, $46,250 for a tiny convertible seems almost reasonable. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, 4 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of convertible


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1615, in the meaning defined above

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con·​vert·​ible | \ kən-ˈvərt-ə-bəl How to pronounce convertible (audio) \

Kids Definition of convertible

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: possible to change in form or use



Kids Definition of convertible (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : an automobile with a top that can be raised, lowered, or removed
2 : something that can be changed into a different form


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