imag·​in·​able i-ˈma-jə-nə-bəl How to pronounce imaginable (audio)
: capable of being imagined : conceivable
any imaginable location
imaginableness noun
i-ˈma-jə-nə-blē How to pronounce imaginable (audio)

Examples of imaginable in a Sentence

Computers now allow us to do things that were hardly imaginable only a few years ago. The store has fruits of every kind imaginable. We tried every imaginable therapy.
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Word History


Middle English ymaginable, borrowed from Middle French & Late Latin; Middle French, borrowed from Late Latin imāginābilis, from Latin imāginārī "to imagine" + -bilis "capable (of acting) or worthy of (being acted upon)" — more at -able

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of imaginable was in the 15th century

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“Imaginable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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imag·​in·​able im-ˈaj-(ə-)nə-bəl How to pronounce imaginable (audio)
: possible to imagine
any imaginable place
imaginably adverb

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