teachable

adjective
teach·​able | \ ˈtē-chə-bəl How to pronounce teachable (audio) \

Definition of teachable

1a : capable of being taught
b : apt and willing to learn
2 : favorable to teaching

Other Words from teachable

teachableness noun
teachably \ ˈtē-​chə-​blē How to pronounce teachable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of teachable in a Sentence

students who are teachable and eager to learn The book's style makes it very teachable.
Recent Examples on the Web The Office, Grace & Frankie) pumps the brakes one too many times to make way for a teachable moment. Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, 13 May 2022 The Times’s crossword audience to be, can be used as a teachable moment. New York Times, 1 May 2022 Folayan hopes this has been a teachable moment and that the statue doesn’t end up in a position of celebration. Ngan Ho, Baltimore Sun, 25 Apr. 2022 The show offers a teachable moment for a remedial culture and an eight-episode apology to Pamela Anderson. Washington Post, 20 Apr. 2022 Look for teachable moments to highlight these values in conversations, disagreements or when making a tough decision. Robin Elledge, Forbes, 3 May 2022 Suskauer is not the first judge to turn punishments into teachable moments for defendants. Washington Post, 27 Apr. 2022 Another effective way to put the scientific method to work is by incorporating your lessons learned into teachable moments. Borya Shakhnovich, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 Heidi Topolosky of Lake Zurich, attended with her two young daughters, using the vigil as also a teachable moment for them. Karie Angell Luc, chicagotribune.com, 7 Apr. 2022 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'teachable.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of teachable

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Buying Guide

Check out the best educational products selected by our Reviews team.

Learn More About teachable

Time Traveler for teachable

Time Traveler

The first known use of teachable was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Dictionary Entries Near teachable

teachability

teachable

teachable moment

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for teachable

Last Updated

17 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Teachable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teachable. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on teachable

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for teachable

Nglish: Translation of teachable for Spanish Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Eponyms: Words Named After People

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!