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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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 Starlink constellation, a massive project which aims to bring marketable Internet service to the entire surface of the Earth. Asa Stahl, Chron, "You won't be able to see stars in the night sky, thanks to this SpaceX project," 23 Feb. 2021 But the gates pose a practical challenge to the project, since their presence would likely keep the developer from constructing a marketable building with enough square footage to meet city guidelines. Erin Adler, Star Tribune, "South St. Paul weighs fate of historic Armour gates, a relic of the meatpacking industry," 15 Feb. 2021 The company had around $192 billion in cash and marketable securities on hand at the end of its latest financial year that closed in September. Tim Higgins, WSJ, "Elon Musk Says He Once Approached Apple CEO About Buying Tesla," 22 Dec. 2020 Expressly state that the program will only compensate lessees for marketable oysters on their leases. Halle Parker | Staff Writer,, "Louisiana looks to streamline buyouts of oyster leases impacted by coastal work," 21 Jan. 2021 His son has no idea why the freelancer took so few pictures at such a memorable and marketable event. Bruce Selcraig,, "Lost trove: TV reporter finds his father’s Beatles photos in San Antonio," 16 Jan. 2021 More marketable than a trade show and more buzzy than most standalone product drops (Telfar’s weekly drops being a notable exception), a fashion show holds cultural and industry cachet. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Fashion Shows Are Dead, Long Live Fashion Shows!," 16 Dec. 2020 Doncic is a leading MVP candidate and primed to take another step in his development as one of the NBA’s best and most marketable superstars. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, "5 things to watch in Mavs’ preseason, including Luka Doncic’s MVP spotlight, Giannis Antetokounmpo speculation," 11 Dec. 2020 In search of marketable degrees, many are neglecting the humanities. Emily Bobrow, WSJ, "Foundation Chief Andrew Delbanco Wants All Students to Wrestle With Great Books," 18 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of marketable

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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27 Feb 2021

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“Marketable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of marketable

: able to be sold : wanted by buyers or employers


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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