mar·​ket·​able | \ ˈmär-kə-tə-bəl How to pronounce marketable (audio) \

Definition of marketable

1a : fit to be offered for sale in a market food that is not marketable
b : wanted by purchasers or employers : salable marketable securities marketable skills
2 : of or relating to buying or selling

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marketability \ ˌmär-​kə-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce marketable (audio) \ noun

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Examples of marketable in a Sentence

an employee with highly marketable skills realized that the birdhouses he enjoyed making were marketable and began selling them at craft fairs
Recent Examples on the Web There’s a perception among some people that white rappers sometimes achieve success more easily than Black rappers because they are seen as marketable to a bigger audience—leading to more generous industry support. Neil Shah, WSJ, 6 May 2022 Instead of being taught marketable coding skills, the instruction was sub par, and employers rejected her from web development jobs after graduation for having insufficient coding skills, the suit alleged. Chase Difeliciantonio, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Apr. 2022 Companies that take too long to scale up to a marketable size may lose the support of their investors. Kurt Kleiner, Smithsonian Magazine, 12 Apr. 2022 After all, the company still made nearly $40 billion in net income last year and ended the year with $48 billion in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities. Clare Duffy, CNN, 5 Feb. 2022 Starting with offerings that are marketable to students and appealing to donors makes a certain intuitive sense, like opening a food truck before attempting a full-service restaurant. Samuel Goldman, The Week, 9 Nov. 2021 But none of these partnerships require NFTs to accomplish, be marketable, or succeed. Eric Ravenscraft, Wired, 12 Mar. 2022 Those funds, together with the $3.1 billion in cash and marketable securities on its balance sheet, will go toward building out its fleet of driverless taxis, its network and charging infrastructure, Mr. Nash said. Nina Trentmann, WSJ, 23 Feb. 2022 But leaving out startups, the beacon of innovation, where research turns into marketable products, is a big mistake. Richa Sahay, Fortune, 16 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of marketable

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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10 May 2022

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“Marketable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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mar·​ket·​able | \ ˈmär-kə-tə-bəl How to pronounce marketable (audio) \

Legal Definition of marketable

1 : fit to be offered for sale : being such as may be justly or lawfully sold or bought marketable goods
2 : wanted by buyers marketable securities

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marketability \ ˌmär-​kə-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce marketable (audio) \ noun

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