quot·​able ˈkwō-tə-bəl How to pronounce quotable (audio)
 also  ˈkō-
: fit for or worth quoting
ˌkwō-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē How to pronounce quotable (audio)
 also  ˌkō-

Examples of quotable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Across its 10 seasons, Friends had no shortage of moments where Matthew Perry stole the scene, if not the whole episode, as the endlessly quotable Chandler Bing. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 31 Oct. 2023 Matthew Perry — who played the charmingly lovable and endlessly quotable Chandler Bing on the sitcom Friends, died Saturday at the age of 54, law enforcement sources confirmed to Rolling Stone. Althea Legaspi, Rolling Stone, 29 Oct. 2023 These more quotable lines may sound kinda vituperative on the page. Chris Willman, Variety, 26 Oct. 2023 Under the circumstances, her e-mails became a fount of quotable material for the conspiracists. Jonathan Blitzer, The New Yorker, 21 Oct. 2023 The reason this debate matters (and that the endlessly quotable Carville weighed in on it) is that the dreams of central planners and economists can easily be broken on the back of an unruly bond market. Bywill Daniel, Fortune, 5 Oct. 2023 Believe it or not, this quotable taunt was from Mamet’s more temperate days, before right-wing conspiracy theories and unhinged demagoguery set in. Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times, 23 Sep. 2023 Directed by William Friedkin, this thriller about a young mother (Ellen Burstyn) who tries to exorcise her young daughter (Linda Blair), is brimming with old-fashioned scare shots and a highly quotable script. Amy MacKelden, ELLE, 28 Aug. 2023 This 1985 science-fiction comedy, about a teenager taking a whirlwind trip to the year 1955 in a time-traveling DeLorean built by an eccentric inventor, became an endearing and endlessly quotable box-office smash. Dave Itzkoff, New York Times, 24 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of quotable was in 1811

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“Quotable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quotable. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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quot·​able ˈkwōt-ə-bəl How to pronounce quotable (audio)
: fit for or worth quoting

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