pos·​able ˈpō-zə-bəl How to pronounce posable (audio)
variants or poseable
: capable of being posed in various positions
Out of the seemingly innocent stuff of child's play—posable plastic women, cowboy figures, fake fish, and ventriloquists' dummies—Laurie Simmons creates wry, highly theatrical scenes, haunting for their melancholy evocations of a time that never was.A. M. Homes
This 15-inch poseable plush doll is sophisticated (but not grown), fashion-forward (but not tarty), and cute (but not pouty).Parenting

Examples of posable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Independently posable chopsticks permit grasping a nearly limitless variety of objects with a straightforward mechanical design. IEEE Spectrum, 7 Nov. 2023 Mattel Sing and Dream Ariel Fashion Doll This posable Ariel doll features her long natural hair and signature mermaid tail. Phoebe Sklansky, Parents, 5 June 2023 Additionally, the doll is posable and comes with its own soccer ball. Lydia Price, Peoplemag, 5 June 2023 Ariel Limited Edition Doll A true collector’s item, this realistic and posable Ariel doll is limited to a mere 5,200 pieces. Anna Tingley, Variety, 12 May 2023 Better yet, the head, ears and mouth are posable. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, 30 Oct. 2020 The 167 pieces include an Owen Grady figure, a Rainn Delacourt figure, a tranquilizer gun, a posable Atrociraptor and two small dinosaur toy figures. Good Housekeeping, 18 Nov. 2022 Details include adjustable solar panels, a posable Canadarm2 (part of Canada's ISS contribution), and a mini space shuttle. Gabrielle Hondorp, Popular Mechanics, 9 Jan. 2023 For the Lego lover who's serious about music too, this unique set is a detailed replica of Fender's iconic 1970's Stratocaster, complete with six strings, a posable whammy bar, a pickup switch, and tuning pegs. Mike Richard, Men's Health, 13 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of posable was in 1964

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“Posable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/posable. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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