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

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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 For Clarence Gravlee, the podcast was literally a teachable moment. Usha Lee Mcfarling, STAT, "Troubling podcast puts JAMA, the ‘voice of medicine,’ under fire for its mishandling of race," 9 Apr. 2021 This veteran team has grown to appreciate the value of piling up points and learning lessons along the way, and this game serves as another teachable moment after almost letting what should have been an easy victory slip away. Stephen Whyno, courant.com, "Rangers’ four-goal third not enough to overtake Capitals, who get 10th win in 11 games," 28 Mar. 2021 Nevertheless, there is a teachable moment here: The Senate does not really require us to defend it, but a defense nevertheless can remind us of some brilliant, and distinctly American, political ideas. Jay Cost, National Review, "In Defense of the Senate," 21 Mar. 2021 Failures provide teachable moments that, when approached with a growth mindset, often lead to greater successes in the future. Forbes, "Success Doesn’t Always Come Easy — And That’s A Good Thing," 1 Mar. 2021 This twilight for the anti-Trump idols should be a teachable moment in two ways. Ross Douthat New York Times, Star Tribune, "The twilight of the anti-Trump idols," 1 Mar. 2021 According to Kent, the tragedy-turned-rescue is a teachable moment for parents. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, "Toddler Accidentally Calls 911 During Father’s Medical Episode, Saving His Life," 22 Feb. 2021 And Mulligan, a gifted actor, does her best to make this a story about a human being in pain, rather than just one big teachable moment. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Promising Young Woman," 15 Jan. 2021 The mistake is an aberration, and, especially when captured in public, a teachable moment. Washington Post, "Miya Ponsetto’s apology interview for attacking teen over a lost phone reveals a pattern of behavior," 13 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of teachable

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

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11 Apr 2021

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“Teachable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teachable. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of teachable

: able and willing to learn : capable of being taught
: allowing something to be taught or learned easily

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