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wear·​able ˈwer-ə-bəl How to pronounce wearable (audio)
: capable of being worn : suitable to be worn
wearable art
a wearable fitness tracker
These were clothes that were fun to look at, and even more fun to wear. They were costumey, but at the same time curiously wearableCarrie Donovan
wearability noun


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: something (such as a garment or a device) that can be worn
usually used in plural
summer wearables
Consumer wearables … have the potential to move from tracking simple metrics like steps and heart rates to providing actionable health information.Rinku Patel

Examples of wearable in a Sentence

Adjective high-fashion clothes that are not really wearable
Recent Examples on the Web
Joslin Loren cutout maxi dress A black dress is wearable all year round. Porter Simmons, Vogue, 24 Nov. 2023 That’s not a luxury Humane and other bleeding-edge wearable makers have in the real world. Victoria Song, The Verge, 19 Nov. 2023 The innovative and stylish wearable tech device tracks over 20 biometric siganls all from your finger — from sleep scores and activity trackers to heart health and stress. Anna Tingley, Variety, 16 Nov. 2023 Of course, the flurry of smartphone cameras trying to capture every living second of this planet in the TikTok era has also helped to destigmatize wearable cameras. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 15 Nov. 2023 Speaking on The Daniel Mac Show podcast in June, Corcoran said her deal with The Comfy, a wearable blanket, has earned her the greatest returns. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune, 13 Nov. 2023 As with air quality data, pollen information can also be used to enhance indoor air, smart home, wearable, automotive, and outdoor navigation solutions. Yael Maguire, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 Humane’s founders view previous wearable devices like smart glasses and AR headsets as barriers to human connection. WIRED, 9 Nov. 2023 This includes a wearable tiara, jewelry, and even wings. Dorian Smith-Garcia, Parents, 8 Nov. 2023
Stay toasty-warm with wearables like the Arris Fleece Heated Vest and Ororo 3-in-1 Heated Gloves. Theresa Holland, Travel + Leisure, 4 Dec. 2023 The team’s new wearables, however, account for these issues by providing a new, size-appropriate tool. Andrew Paul, Popular Science, 16 Nov. 2023 This is less of an issue with most other wearables. Victoria Song, The Verge, 19 Nov. 2023 Aside from adult lung and gastrointestinal health monitoring, the tiny wearables show incredible promise for infants—particularly those born with potential medical issues. Andrew Paul, Popular Science, 16 Nov. 2023 The most notable knockoff is the Amazfit, which has gotten a bit of praise from wearables reviewers for its value since the company's launch. Chuong Nguyen, Ars Technica, 25 Oct. 2023 Check out these pre-order bonuses for your new favorite wearable, which arrives Aug. 11. Jade Chung-Lee, PCMAG, 26 July 2023 But the weather conditions right now in New York have shocked many people into into realizing that such wearables could easily become much more common in the not-very-distant future. Cassie Werber, Quartz, 8 June 2023 This includes iOS 17 for iPhones, iPadOS 17 for the tablets, and WatchOS 10 for the wearables. Boone Ashworth, WIRED, 12 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


1590, in the meaning defined above


1711, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wearable was in 1590

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“Wearable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wearable. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


: capable of being worn : suitable to be worn

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