fash·​ion·​able | \ ˈfash-nə-bəl How to pronounce fashionable (audio) , ˈfa-shə-nə- \

Definition of fashionable

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : conforming to the custom, fashion, or established mode
2 : of or relating to the world of fashion



Definition of fashionable (Entry 2 of 2)

: a fashionable person

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fashionability \ ˌfash-​nə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce fashionability (audio) , ˌfa-​shə-​nə-​ \ noun
fashionableness \ ˈfash-​nə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce fashionableness (audio) , ˈfa-​shə-​ \ noun
fashionably \ ˈfash-​nə-​blē How to pronounce fashionably (audio) , ˈfa-​shə-​nə-​ \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for fashionable

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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Examples of fashionable in a Sentence

Adjective It isn't fashionable to express such an opinion these days. fashionable people who know all the right restaurants
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Until then, air taxis will likely be fashionable limousines for the rich, much like private jets or helicopters today. Eric Tegler, Ars Technica, "Uber and Hyundai’s plan to develop air taxis hinges on mass production," 20 Jan. 2020 With the wellness movement on the rise, and self-care as fashionable as ever, routines are turning inward towards the ultimate temple: the body and its internal function. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "Why A Health Coach Is 2020's Spiritual Guru," 14 Jan. 2020 Kravtiz opted for a fashionable yet timeless dress with a scoop neckline, drop waist, and a poofy skirt that looks a hell of a lot like Audrey Hepburn's gown from Funny Girl. Nicola Dall'asen, Allure, "Zoë Kravitz Finally Revealed Her Wedding Dress, Hair, & Makeup From Last Summer," 3 Jan. 2020 The people said that rather than staying in a U.S. facility, Sessions stayed at Gorrín's lavish, modernist, walled compound in a fashionable part of the capital. Anchorage Daily News, "Trump’s lawyer and the Venezuelan president: How Giuliani got involved in back-channel talks with Maduro," 29 Dec. 2019 Tobacco smoking was a fashionable habit in centuries past: To capitalize on the trend, companies in Europe and North America produced an array of pipes made from such materials as wood, porcelain, clay and plaster. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Archaeologists Unearth 19th-Century Kiln That Fired Up Pipes for Montreal’s Smokers," 3 Dec. 2019 The entire shoe is waterproof and extremely durable while remaining lightweight and fashionable. Tony Vaz, Popular Science, "Men’s outdoor boots that keep you warm, dry, and stable," 17 Jan. 2020 Some fashionable food choices like chia seeds and green tea also featured on people’s plates. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, "Bingeing on Netflix, Amazon Prime isn’t doing any good to Indians’ health," 5 Jan. 2020 In images released today by Netflix, Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer is seen wearing fashionable hats, gloves and gowns while portraying Walker — who amassed a fortune before her death in 1919 at age 51. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "See stylish entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker in first images from Netflix series," 2 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of fashionable


circa 1580, in the meaning defined at sense 1


circa 1800, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fashionable


fashion entry 1 or fashion entry 2 + -able

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The first known use of fashionable was circa 1580

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13 Feb 2020

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“Fashionable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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How to pronounce fashionable (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of fashionable

: currently popular
: dressing and acting in a way that is currently popular


fash·​ion·​able | \ ˈfa-shə-nə-bəl How to pronounce fashionable (audio) , ˈfash-nə- \

Kids Definition of fashionable

: following the current fashion or style fashionable clothes

Other Words from fashionable

fashionably \ -​blē \ adverb fashionably dressed

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