im·​per·​ish·​able | \ (ˌ)im-ˈper-i-shə-bəl How to pronounce imperishable (audio) \

Definition of imperishable

1 : not perishable or subject to decay
2 : enduring or occurring forever imperishable fame

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Other Words from imperishable

imperishability \ (ˌ)im-​ˌper-​i-​shə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce imperishable (audio) \ noun
imperishable noun
imperishableness \ (ˌ)im-​ˈper-​i-​shə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce imperishable (audio) \ noun
imperishably \ (ˌ)im-​ˈper-​i-​shə-​blē How to pronounce imperishable (audio) \ adverb

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Examples of imperishable in a Sentence

the belief that through military glory one could achieve imperishable fame
Recent Examples on the Web But this imperishable moment is sometimes caused by a phenomenon slightly rarer than a setting sun: hundreds of thousands of starlings gathering to accentuate the inevitable darkness of nightfall in a flying formation called a murmuration. Lauryn Hill, Wired, 5 Feb. 2021 Two ancient skeletons that have become a symbol of imperishable love have both been identified as men. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, 12 Sep. 2019 The imperishable rock legend Iggy Pop is back with his eighteenth studio album, Free. Billboard Staff, Billboard, 6 Sep. 2019 Today that sentiment is as forgettable as Rachmaninoff is imperishable. Joseph Horowitz, WSJ, 17 Sep. 2018 These imperishable readings document standards of singing and operatic orchestral performance unattainable today. Joseph Horowitz, WSJ, 23 Aug. 2018 The cozy, timbered room exists in a permanent state of imperishable romance. Robert Simonson, New York Times, 12 Apr. 2018 The 96-year-old Scotsman who wrested imperishable beauty out of San Francisco’s sprawling sand dunes, died last night at Park Lodge, the brownstone structure guarding Golden Gate Park. Johnny Miller, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 Jan. 2018 There are no durable, imperishable assets that might serve as a vehicle for their thrift. The Economist, 31 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of imperishable

circa 1585, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of imperishable was circa 1585

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“Imperishable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of imperishable

formal : never to be forgotten : lasting forever

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