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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Other Words from salable

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 And Vuori is now testing ways to prevent damaged or returned merchandise from being sent to the landfill by restoring the items to salable condition. Jeff Chu, Travel + Leisure, 15 Mar. 2022 Even before the ship's sinking, the fire on board was extensive enough that none of the vehicles were expected to be in salable condition. Laura Sky Brown, Car and Driver, 1 Mar. 2022 Flippers buy properties that need lots of work to get them in salable condition. CBS News, 27 Dec. 2021 And the less detectable the air pollution, the more desirable and salable that view is. Whitney Mallett, Curbed, 30 Oct. 2021 Photographs that juxtaposed the mundane and the exotic could transform an ordinary object into something desirable — and salable., 19 Aug. 2021 Record companies may talk about supporting social justice, but in the end, if an artist proves salable, that artist is going to keep getting sold. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 6 July 2021 The store accepts clean and salable clothing, glassware, kitchenware, furniture, books, knick-knacks, tools, lamps, pictures and miscellaneous items from non-smoking homes. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, 7 May 2021 Demand for salable vaccine would create more supply, and a small tax could even be applied to generate funds for distribution to the poor. Mary Anastasia O’grady, WSJ, 7 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of salable

1530, in the meaning defined above

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“Salable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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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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