in·​ex·​pen·​sive ˌi-nik-ˈspen(t)-siv How to pronounce inexpensive (audio)
: reasonable in price : cheap
inexpensively adverb
inexpensiveness noun

Examples of inexpensive in a Sentence

inexpensive but pretty jewelry that can be worn every day
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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inexpensive was circa 1846

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“Inexpensive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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in·​ex·​pen·​sive ˌin-ik-ˈspen(t)-siv How to pronounce inexpensive (audio)
: not high in price : cheap
inexpensively adverb
inexpensiveness noun

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