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 Just minutes away on Griffin at South Akard Street is the bowler’s fashionable friend: a 42-foot-tall sculpture of a black umbrella, located outside the Lorenzo Hotel. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "Explore Dallas like a visitor and enjoy some safe-distance sightseeing," 14 May 2020 To celebrate the landscape architect’s legacy, Francisco Costa, Amalia Spinardi, Ana Khouri, Marina Larroude, and Rafael Azzi invited their fashionable friends to an opening cocktail reception. Zachary Schwartz, Vogue, "The New York Botanical Garden Celebrates its Roberto Burle Marx Show With a Jungly Garden Party," 12 June 2019 Before long, the couple was twinning in public, jetting off to the Cannes Film Festival, and schmoozing with West’s fashionable friends. Elana Fishman, Glamour, "Kim Kardashian and Riccardo Tisci: a Timeline of Fashion's Most Unlikely—and Interesting—Pair," 9 Mar. 2018 In this step-by-step video, Houston Chronicle multimedia producer Laura Duclos shows how to craft your own fashionable and functional face coverings at home using nothing more than a rubber band. an old T-shirt and a pair of scissors. Houston Chronicle, "Watch: How to make no-sew, CDC-approved coronavirus face coverings," 29 Apr. 2020 The 62nd Grammy Awards brought out some of Hollywood's most fashionable couples, as music's big night ended up being date night. Emily J. Sullivan, The Hollywood Reporter, "The Most Stylish Couples at the Grammys," 27 Jan. 2020 The show made a point of stopping short of including postwar artists, skirting the issue of what might or might not be fashionable. Los Angeles Times, "Commentary: Remembering the man whose landmark 1976 exhibition insisted: Black art matters," 7 Apr. 2020 Birkenstock, the outdoor sandal and clog company known for adorning the feet of the extremely fashionable and granola-eaters alike, has always had a soft spot for designer collaborations. Eliza Huber,, "Birkenstock & Proenza Schouler Announce Spring’s New Must-Have Shoe," 10 Mar. 2020 Check out these five products that will keep you fashionable and comfortable on your next trip. Hannah Drown, cleveland, "20 unique, innovative, essential travel products for your spring break vacation," 5 Mar. 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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“Fashionable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 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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