sayable

adjective
say·able | \ ˈsā-ə-bəl , ˈse- \

Definition of sayable 

1 : capable of being said

2 : capable of being spoken effectively or easily readings in sayable ChineseLinguistic Reporter

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Kadare is still mapping out the boundaries of Albanian, a relatively recent literary language, where everything is new and newly sayable. Cynthia Haven, New York Times, "Ismail Kadare Grapples With the Supernatural," 23 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of sayable

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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