sal·​able | \ ˈsā-lə-bəl How to pronounce salable (audio) \
variants: or saleable

Definition of salable

: capable of being or fit to be sold : marketable

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salability \ ˌsā-​lə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce salable (audio) \ 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 What a museum could not do, however, is start sorting through the storage racks looking for salable merchandise. Los Angeles Times, "Commentary: While the Met contemplates selling its treasured art, rich trustees sit idle," 14 Feb. 2021 His most salable asset is the controversial Colombian forward Alfredo Morelos. New York Times, "Old Rivals, New Ideas and Why Some Clubs Are Reluctant to Try," 29 Jan. 2021 Anyone who would like to donate salable items -- Christmas or otherwise -- should bring those items to the store between 10 a.m. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, "Already thinking about Christmas? Hospice of Medina has your decorations," 10 Oct. 2020 Offit and Kennedy were hired to build, essentially from scratch, a machine to package giant loans — for skyscrapers, hotels and other commercial real estate projects — into salable securities. New York Times, "The Money Behind Trump’s Money," 4 Feb. 2020 Sunshine was once a salable commodity for Los Angeles, a singular characteristic used to beckon settlers from across America and beyond. Tim Arango, New York Times, "‘Turn Off the Sunshine’: Why Shade Is a Mark of Privilege in Los Angeles," 1 Dec. 2019 As well as making Spot into a salable robot, the company has also bought logistics startup Kinema Systems to pave the way into warehouse automation. James Vincent, The Verge, "Boston Dynamics robots are preparing to leave the lab — is the world ready?," 17 July 2019 Wisconsin Public Radio reports that summer rains last year ruined about 20 Wisconsin farmers’ chances of producing salable hemp grain. USA TODAY, "Summer snow, yellow jacket super nests, laundered cat: News from around our 50 states," 26 June 2019 Cook and Solomonov had hatched the idea of turning FedNuts’ trimmings into something salable, whose profits would be donated to charity. Michael Klein,, "The Rooster, CookNSolo’s charitable endeavor, is closing," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of salable

1530, in the meaning defined above

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23 Feb 2021

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“Salable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of salable

: capable of being sold : good enough to be sold


variants: or saleable \ ˈsā-​lə-​bəl \

Kids Definition of salable

: good enough to sell


variants: or saleable \ ˈsā-​lə-​bəl How to pronounce salable (audio) \

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