im·​i·​ta·​ble | \ ˈi-mə-tə-bəl How to pronounce imitable (audio) \

Definition of imitable

: capable or worthy of being imitated or copied

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most readers of classic English literature could recognize Jane Austen's imitable style instantly
Recent Examples on the Web Twitter feed is perhaps the most famous (and least imitable) example. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "Why Isn’t the Supreme Court on Twitter?," 25 June 2020 Less imitable, Hopper has never ceased to influence the thinking, at the very least, of subsequent artists. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, "Edward Hopper and American Solitude," 1 June 2020 Not to mention the blogger elite — Garance Doré, Hanneli Mustaparta, Emily Weiss – who (when not behind the camera) manage to turn heads with their own imitable style. Joyann King, Harper's BAZAAR, "Street Style Trend Report: Spring 2012," 11 Oct. 2011

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First Known Use of imitable

1550, in the meaning defined above

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“Imitable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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