salable

adjective

sal·​able ˈsā-lə-bəl How to pronounce salable (audio)
variants or saleable
: capable of being or fit to be sold : marketable
salability noun

Examples of salable in a Sentence

We'll have to repaint the house for it to be salable. an item that would be too expensive to produce, and attractive to too few people, to ever be considered a salable commodity
Recent Examples on the Web First, there’s the pretty, quiet Paloma (Jennifer Trejo), a nascent math and science prodigy, who helps her ailing father (Gilberto Barraza) mine salable scrap metal from the smelly garbage dump near their makeshift home. Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, 3 Nov. 2023 This is the story, initially set in the nineteenth century, of seven chocolate makers -- three English, one Dutch, two Swiss, and one American -- struggling to produce salable products. Foreign Affairs, 1 Mar. 2011 Sixteen ounces of salable meat per month is a long way from the more than 4,000 pounds per month that Upside says its factory is capable of producing. WIRED, 15 Sep. 2023 The Persian Gulf, incidentally, is another land-poor, cash-rich enclave that has reached into the surrounding seas to extend its salable square footage. Mark Ellwood, Robb Report, 6 Aug. 2023 But this blight on America’s economy and its politics can’t be removed within the framework of what’s politically salable today. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 10 July 2023 In January 1984 the first salable Macintosh computer rolled off the line. IEEE Spectrum, 2 July 2023 The talk, naturally, is prelude to what makes action films so salable around the world: the first of many fight scenes that punctuate the three episodes out for review. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 27 Apr. 2023 Theft of mail, a federal offense that can result in five years in prison and a $250,000 fine, has been a problem for years as thieves foraging for checks, money orders and salable goods targeted individual mailboxes or grabbed packages from front porches. Dale Ellis, Arkansas Online, 6 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1530, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of salable was in 1530

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“Salable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/salable. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

salable

adjective
sal·​able
variants or saleable
: capable of being or good enough to be sold
salability noun

Legal Definition

salable

adjective
sal·​able
variants or saleable

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