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



Definition of convertible (Entry 2 of 2)

: something convertible especially : a convertible automobile

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Other Words from convertible


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

Examples of convertible in a Sentence


The bonds are convertible into stock.

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Morgan said the convertible could have been in storage since as early as 1982. Emma Keith, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan sheriff auctioning rare abandoned '69 Plymouth GTX convertible," 5 June 2019 Police urge anyone who saw the crash or the movements of the Mazda, a convertible, to contact Officer Rod Morse at 503-718-2753 or, "Cyclist killed in Tigard crash, police say," 5 June 2019 The convertible will come in Nightfall Black/Natural Walnut, plus Silver/Pale Birch combinations. Melissa Riofrio, PCWorld, "The HP Envy Wood Series puts real walnut or birch in five stylish laptops," 28 May 2019 Sail along with Captain Scott from The Boathouse at Disney Springs in a vintage, 1960's Amphicar, the antique car-boat convertible that drives from dry land into water, in this 2-minute video. Jesse Leavenworth,, "Amphicar Floats In Memory Of Stafford Springs Native, With Hopes Of Future Cruises," 15 June 2017 Total driving distance: 110 milesBest convertible for the trip: Rolls-Royce Dawn. Mara Balagtas, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Convertible Drives Across the U.S.," 26 July 2018 Last month, Shayk gifted Teigen’s daughter, Luna, a hot pink mini Mercedes convertible for her second birthday. Jillian Ruffo,, "Chrissy Teigen Calls Irina Shayk the 'Most Beautiful Woman in the World' and Irina's Reply Is Epic," 11 May 2018 The pink convertible car is the PERFECT float for your beach vacay. Maddie Hiatt, House Beautiful, "The 13 Coolest Pool Floats Of 2019," 6 Apr. 2019 For Jordyn's 18th birthday in 2015, Kylie reportedly gave her friend a $70,000 Mercedes convertible. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Estimating Jordyn Woods' Net Worth From Her Kardashian Collaborations," 21 Feb. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Carbon bracing in the tunnel and carbon-fiber braces in the engine bay also contribute torsional stiffness, always a concern in convertibles. Andrew Wendler, Car and Driver, "The 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster Costs Almost $27,000 More than the Coupe," 30 May 2019 Today, the company announced a new convertible in the line—the Spectre Folio—that doesn't fit the traditional two-in-one mold. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "HP attempts to refresh the two-in-one with the leather-and-metal Spectre Folio," 1 Oct. 2018 Her latest music video features the 31-year-old artist being driven in a classic convertible in the desert at dusk by an invisible source. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Kesha Stands With DREAMers in New Video for 'Hymn': Watch," 31 May 2018 That's exactly the market share for convertibles in Europe, as well as the world, according to analysts at IHS Automotive. Fox News, "Five highlights from the Frankfurt auto show," 17 Sep. 2015 Mustang convertibles especially always want to race me. Popular Mechanics, "My GM Syclone Pickup Was a Sleeper Supercar," 8 Dec. 2018 My favorite part of the look actually happened before the Met Gala carpet, when Musgraves showed up in a hot pink convertible made for Barbie (or, honestly, Elle Woods from Legally Blonde). Anna Moeslein, Glamour, "Kacey Musgraves Literally Dressed Like a Barbie Doll for the Met Gala 2019," 7 May 2019 Coupes and Convertibles Coupes and convertibles sacrifice spacious back seats and curtail everyday practicality compared with most four-door alternatives, but many models overcompensate with look-at-me styling and sportier driving responses. Kirk Seaman, Car and Driver, "2019 Editors' Choice Awards: The Best Sedans, Hatchbacks, Coupes, and Convertibles," 30 Jan. 2019 While the lightweight, low-cost convertibles have made serious inroads in schools, most people still see their laptop buying options limited to just two choices: Mac or PC. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Google takes on Apple, Windows with Chromebook attack ad as Amazon slashes Pixelbook prices," 31 July 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of convertible

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: able to be changed into another form



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

: a car with a roof that can be lowered or removed


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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