per·​son·​able | \ˈpərs-nə-bəl, ˈpər-sə-nə-bəl\

Definition of personable 

: pleasant or amiable in person : attractive

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personableness noun

Examples of personable in a Sentence

The hostess was very personable. He is a personable young man.

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Boats and groups are small; Guides are experienced and personable. Laura Ratliff, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Dubai," 4 Mar. 2018 The reception, staffed by the most personable folks in the city, is linked to the galleries by two bridges. Carrie Hutchinson, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Museums in Melbourne," 26 Sep. 2018 Customers care about the details, and as the restaurant industry becomes more personable, design must adapt. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "5 Restaurant Design Trends Making Their Way Into Your Home Now," 17 Aug. 2018 That same personable energy seeped into the KCON crowd to earn TWICE the type of screams most expect to hear for America's biggest pop sensations and act as a thunderingly audible reminder to why TWICE is one of K-pop's global leaders. Jeff Benjamin, Teen Vogue, "TWICE Reflect on How Their K-Pop Brand Connects Around the World at KCON 2018 Los Angeles," 17 Aug. 2018 That was some time ago, when the newspaper was in a tower on the northern banks of the Chicago River and Goldstein was an enthusiastic, personable and bright kid who wanted to write. Rick Kogan,, "Chicago musician Ken Goldstein had his mind changed about a steel mill. There's now a song and a movie.," 9 July 2018 Only two Bournonville excerpts shone with a singularity that revealed the personable warmth and gestural ease long associated with the company’s dancers. Robert Greskovic, WSJ, "A Mixed Bill With Varied Results," 22 June 2018 Also sticking around to sign some autographs after his show, Farr proved to be one of the most personable performers of the weekend yet. Taylor Weatherby, Billboard, "The 15 Best Moments From CMA Fest 2018 Day 3," 10 June 2018 Rick will be remembered for his warm personable nature, his one-liners, and his ever-present smile., "Richard H. Lech," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of personable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of personable

: friendly or pleasant in manner : easy to get along with


per·​son·​able | \ˈpərs-nə-bəl, ˈpər-sə-nə-bəl\

Kids Definition of personable

: pleasing in appearance or manner

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