per·​son·​able | \ ˈpərs-nə-bəl How to pronounce personable (audio) , ˈpər-sə-nə-bəl \

Definition of personable

: pleasant or amiable in person : attractive

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Other Words from personable

personableness noun

Examples of personable in a Sentence

The hostess was very personable. He is a personable young man.
Recent Examples on the Web Not to mention his engaging and personable on-camera presence. Jillian Sederholm,, 8 June 2021 More to the point, a professional post can still be social and personable on LinkedIn. Chris J "mohawk" Reed, Forbes, 21 May 2021 The personable, gregarious Colts offensive weapon is headed into the final season of his rookie contract, and all of the uncertainty that comes with it. Joel A. Erickson, The Indianapolis Star, 20 May 2021 Jameson says Castroneves is the most personable and genuine person in the world, especially after having time to get to know him. Stefan Krajisnik, The Indianapolis Star, 31 May 2021 Rodrigo’s analytical, tell-while-showing songwriting is both effective and off-putting: Her musings have the personable crispness of a good college-admissions essay. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 22 May 2021 Snider, an energetic and personable restaurateur, real estate investor and entrepreneur, owned a handful of properties in downtown New Braunfels and co-founded the New Braunfels Farmers Market. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 12 Apr. 2021 Backed by a tight, relatively unobtrusive band and two side vocalists, the personable and sincere Gregory performs a variety of what have become standards from the soul, R&B and rock idioms. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Apr. 2021 The Significance of the Little Red Heart – Organ Donation. List three adjectives that describe you: Passionate, personable, persistent. Mary Colurso |, al, 15 May 2021

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First Known Use of personable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Personable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce personable (audio) , ˈpər-sə-nə-bəl \

Kids Definition of personable

: pleasing in appearance or manner

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