teach·​able ˈtē-chə-bəl How to pronounce teachable (audio)
: capable of being taught
: apt and willing to learn
: favorable to teaching
teachableness noun
teachably adverb

Examples of teachable in a Sentence

students who are teachable and eager to learn The book's style makes it very teachable.
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Word History

First Known Use

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

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

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“Teachable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teachable. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


teach·​able ˈtē-chə-bəl How to pronounce teachable (audio)
: capable of being taught
especially : able and willing to learn

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