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con·​vert·​ible kən-ˈvər-tə-bəl How to pronounce convertible (audio)
: capable of being converted
a bond convertible to 12 shares of common stock
: having a top that may be lowered or removed
convertible coupe
convertibility noun
convertibleness noun
convertibly adverb


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plural convertibles
: something convertible
especially : a convertible automobile compare roadster sense 1a

Examples of convertible in a Sentence

Adjective The bonds are convertible into stock.
Recent Examples on the Web
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On May 24, they were seen for the first time since the news of their secret wedding as the model drove around the Hamptons in a convertible with the top down alongside his wife. Julia Moore, Peoplemag, 27 May 2024 The Detroit icon’s progeny shared wedding photos from her big day, which featured a kiss with her new hubby and pics from the stunning shoot of the couple driving off in a vintage white convertible. Michael Saponara, Billboard, 20 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for convertible 

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Word History

First Known Use


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1615, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of convertible was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Convertible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


1 of 2 adjective
con·​vert·​ible kən-ˈvərt-ə-bəl How to pronounce convertible (audio)
: capable of being converted : able to be changed in form or use
a sofa convertible into a bed
convertibility noun


2 of 2 noun
: something convertible
: an automobile with a top that can be raised, lowered, or removed
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