swimmable

adjective

swim·​ma·​ble ˈswi-mə-bəl How to pronounce swimmable (audio)
: that can be swum

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web And yes, a huge swimmable infinity pond in your backyard. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 14 Oct. 2022 Maui has dozens of jaw-dropping waterfalls, lush forests full of challenging hiking trails, and the most miles of swimmable beaches in Hawaii. Rachel Ng, Outside Online, 20 Oct. 2022 This includes arguably the best views of any property in the area, multiple infinity pools (complete with swim-up bars) and a private beach lounge on the shores of Medano Beach, Cabo’s only swimmable beach. Seth Combs, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Sep. 2022 The filmmakers, however, did not fill the lake: The body of water was swimmable in the 1980s but dried up more than two decades later. Andrea Sachs, Washington Post, 29 July 2022 Water temperatures are now into the 60s, which is definitely swimmable but will wake you up. Dave Epstein, BostonGlobe.com, 24 June 2022 Representing Adidas’ first swimmable billboard, a tank was placed on a beach in Dubai with one of the sides of the tank acting as an active transparent billboard so the swimmer could look out and onlookers could look in. Josh Wilson, Forbes, 17 Aug. 2022 Montage Los Cabos sits on one of the only swimmable beaches in its area, Santa Maria Bay, a pristine marine preserve known for calm, clear waters and perfect snorkeling conditions. Nina Ruggiero, Travel + Leisure, 16 June 2022 ZAPsters aimed to change people’s attitude toward littering to make the river swimmable and fishable again. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 30 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of swimmable was in 1852

Dictionary Entries Near swimmable

Cite this Entry

“Swimmable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swimmable. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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