marriageable

adjective
mar·​riage·​able | \ ˈmer-i-jə-bəl How to pronounce marriageable (audio) , ˈma-ri- \

Definition of marriageable

: fit for or capable of marriage not yet of marriageable age

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Other Words from marriageable

marriageability \ ˌmer-​i-​jə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce marriageability (audio) , ˌma-​ri-​ \ noun

Examples of marriageable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web China has 24 million more men than women of marriageable age, putting some bachelors in a tough spot. Wei Li, The Conversation, "Matching Vietnamese brides with Chinese men, marriage brokers find good business – and sometimes love," 10 Jan. 2020 Ideally, a young man’s roommate had a marriageable younger sister, tightening the bond once more. Carla Yanni, Smithsonian, "How College Dorms Evolved to Fit America’s Gender and Racial Politics," 6 Sep. 2019 The 29-year-old is reportedly the last member of the royal family of marriageable age who is single – resulting in an outpouring of support on social media. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "Princess Eugenie's single sister Beatrice gains sympathy from Twitter after royal engagement announcement," 23 Apr. 2018 The 29-year-old is reportedly the last member of the royal family of marriageable age who is single – resulting in an outpouring of support on social media. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "Princess Eugenie's single sister Beatrice gains sympathy from Twitter after royal engagement announcement," 23 Apr. 2018 The 29-year-old is reportedly the last member of the royal family of marriageable age who is single – resulting in an outpouring of support on social media. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "Princess Eugenie's single sister Beatrice gains sympathy from Twitter after royal engagement announcement," 23 Apr. 2018 And economists partly blame the decline in employed, marriageable men for the recent slide in nuptials and increase in out-of-wedlock births. Jeanna Smialek, The Seattle Times, "Millennial men leave perplexing hole in hot US job market," 20 Nov. 2018 The 29-year-old is reportedly the last member of the royal family of marriageable age who is single – resulting in an outpouring of support on social media. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "Princess Eugenie's single sister Beatrice gains sympathy from Twitter after royal engagement announcement," 23 Apr. 2018 Show jumping is the most famous, providing marriageable rich girls an outdoorsy alternative to debutante balls. Kevin Conley, Town & Country, "Too Much Horsepower," 24 Dec. 2012

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First Known Use of marriageable

circa 1575, in the meaning defined above

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“Marriageable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marriageable. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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marriageable

adjective
How to pronounce marriageable (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of marriageable

: able to marry or suitable for marriage

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