quot·​able | \ ˈkwō-tə-bəl also ˈkō- How to pronounce quotable (audio) \

Definition of quotable

: fit for or worth quoting

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quotability \ ˌkwō-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce quotability (audio) also  ˌkō-​ \ noun

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And some folks come up with their own quotable phrases, ones that percolate from their intuition. Philip Chard, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Quotations that speak to us can be signposts on life's journey," 17 May 2018 No less than his contemporary Dorothy Parker, Levant with his hundreds of brief, quotable quips foreshadowed Twitter. Will Friedwald, WSJ, "‘A Rhapsody in Blue: The Extraordinary Life of Oscar Levant’ Review," 21 Aug. 2018 And Rob Reiner’s 1987 film adaptation streamlined the story while keeping the quotable dialogue and adding a tremendous cast. Verge Staff, The Verge, "The Verge’s guide to tolerable family streaming entertainment," 21 Nov. 2018 Their highly quotable target is a test that can detect multiple cancers in under 24 hours for less than $24, anywhere from Tennessee to Tanzania. Rob Reid, Ars Technica, "Ars on your lunch break: An early warning is key to kicking cancer," 25 July 2018 Named to the court two years after the far more colorful and quotable Antonin Scalia, Kennedy was something of an accidental nominee. Richard Wolf, USA TODAY, "From guns to gay rights, Justice Anthony Kennedy was the Supreme Court's swing vote," 27 June 2018 Wickedly funny and wildly quotable without really trying. Théoden Janes, charlotteobserver, "He was once Charlotte’s most feared attorney. Now Bill Diehl faces a different fight. | Charlotte Observer," 24 Apr. 2018 When the conversation began, Illig asked only that the focus be more on representing the gist of his words than finding the most quotable parts. Sam Mellinger, kansascity, "Cerner entrepreneur and Sporting co-owner Cliff Illig talks about the NBA's potential in Kansas City," 8 June 2018 And since this is Drake, the song also comes complete with eminently quotable lyrics. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Best Songs of 2018 So Far," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of quotable

1811, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of quotable was in 1811

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English Language Learners Definition of quotable

: deserving to be quoted : interesting or clever enough to be quoted

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of or relating to a parable or parabola

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