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

Definition of imitable

: capable or worthy of being imitated or copied

Examples of imitable in a Sentence

most readers of classic English literature could recognize Jane Austen's imitable style instantly
Recent Examples on the Web An imitable writer whose pen tends toward difficult subjects, Yvonne Vera is adept at looking trauma in the eye and writing it with such devastating beauty. Roxane Gay, ELLE, 23 Mar. 2022 Such gems of human prose style, not yet imitable by AI, are implicitly set against the worry—expressed throughout—that computer amanuenses are everywhere sucking the fun out of things. Steven Poole, WSJ, 21 Jan. 2022 Twitter feed is perhaps the most famous (and least imitable) example. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 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, 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, 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 2 Jul. 2022.

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