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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Dock Ellis, very good Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher, was highly quotable and occasionally irrational. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Doc: Let's go back to when we put baseball cards in our bicycle tires and MLB was king.," 6 July 2019 Fans haven't seen the last of Maggie Smith's oh-so-quotable character, Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "The Gilded Age," 3 May 2019 To commemorate International Women's Day, Meghan Markle participated in a panel on feminism and women's empowerment organized by the Queen's Commonwealth Trust, and offered more than a few quotable insights. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Watch Meghan Markle Speak About Women's Empowerment on an International Women's Day Panel," 8 Mar. 2019 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

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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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something desired as essential

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