eat·​able | \ ˈē-tə-bəl How to pronounce eatable (audio) \

Definition of eatable

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: fit or able to be eaten



Definition of eatable (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : something to eat
2 eatables plural : food

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Synonyms & Antonyms for eatable

Synonyms: Adjective

comestible, eating, edible, esculent

Antonyms: Adjective

inedible, nonedible, uneatable

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Examples of eatable in a Sentence


a survival course in which you learn which wild plants are eatable

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

In 1998, blue was added, later followed by the options of eatable enticements using green and orange tones. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, "This sugary 'Peeps Show' enjoys a faithful following," 4 Apr. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The event begins at 3 p.m. The schedule includes live music from bluegrass and Americana band Rollin’ In the Hay, as well as eatables from Saw’s BBQ, food trucks, mini-golf, a bounce house and a water slide. William Thornton |,, "Grand River Drive-In announces grand reopening," 6 June 2019 In the shops, pink and white eatables were on display, often shaped into blossoms, and in bars people were drinking cocktails sprinkled with petals. Jo Rodgers, Vogue, "Cherry Blossoms and Beyond: Go on a Nature Meditation in Japan," 29 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of eatable


14th century, in the meaning defined above


1672, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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eat·​able | \ ˈē-tə-bəl How to pronounce eatable (audio) \

Kids Definition of eatable

: fit to be eaten : edible

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