wearable

adjective
wear·​able | \ ˈwer-ə-bəl How to pronounce wearable (audio) \

Definition of wearable

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: 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 wearable— Carrie Donovan

wearable

noun

Definition of wearable (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Other Words from wearable

Adjective

wearability \ ˌwer-​ə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce wearability (audio) \ noun

Examples of wearable in a Sentence

Adjective

high-fashion clothes that are not really wearable

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Today, the exoskeleton market is worth about $1 billion, a small slice of the $27 billion market for wearable technology, according to Floersheim. Leigh Kamping-carder, WSJ, "Industrial Exoskeletons Give Workers a Lift," 17 Jan. 2019 Despite the boot's wearable technology, the design is surprisingly anything but clunky and reportedly lightweight too. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jimmy Choo Debuts Smart Boots With Heated Insoles For Winter," 8 Nov. 2018 That's the Elvie breast pump, which is being billed as the first-ever wearable device. Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "This Model Just Wore a Breast Pump Down the Runway at London Fashion Week," 16 Sep. 2018 This relies on wearable sound generators, or small, hearing aid-like devices that emit noises (music, tones, white noise) to help conceal tinnitus, according to the NIDCD. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "What Is Tinnitus?," 30 Jan. 2019 Gray is the Great Leveler Even the trickiest trend becomes wearable in this subtle shade. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "A Guide to the Most Wearable—and Unwearable—Men’s Trends for 2019," 24 Jan. 2019 The innovative heels are basically wearable architectural feats, allowing you to incorporate a sense of wonder and drama into your work or party outfits. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "7 Shoe Trends of 2019 You're Going to Want to Pay Attention To," 7 Jan. 2019 Over the last decade, hyped technologies such as robotic mules and wearable exoskeletons promised to free up soldiers from hauling so much gear. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, "The Overloaded Soldier: Why U.S. Infantry Now Carry More Weight Than Ever," 26 Dec. 2018 Montblanc’s announcement comes in the wake of the Apple Watch Series 4, which is the company’s best wearable in years. Jon Porter, The Verge, "Montblanc’s Summit 2 is the first smartwatch with Qualcomm’s next-gen wearable chip," 15 Oct. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

In recent years, wearables like scarves and jewelry have become especially popular, giving museums the chance to work their artworks and products into people’s everyday lives. Micaela Marini Higgs, Vox, "The complicated relationship between art and commerce has a home in the museum gift shop.," 7 Nov. 2018 Smart Bed Having a perfect night's sleep is vital to overall health and people have been using smart wearables like Fitbit to track nightly sleeping patterns. Fox News, "10 smart devices you never knew about before now," 12 Sep. 2018 Revenue for wearables and related accessories surged 33% to a record $7.3 billion. Dan Gallagher, WSJ, "Apple’s Supporting Cast Can’t Carry the Show," 29 Jan. 2019 Polar announced the new Vantage series of wearables today, which includes the $499 Vantage V and $279 Vantage M fitness watches. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Polar’s new Vantage V and M smartwatches are its most attractive yet," 13 Sep. 2018 All the following wearables will work with both iPhones and Android handsets. David Lazarus, The Seattle Times, "8 great smartwatch picks (that aren’t Apple)," 7 Jan. 2019 From calming neuroscientific wearables to the latest CBD oil elixir, here are five new ways to get through the most wonderful—yet laughably fraught—time of the year. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "5 Ways to De-Stress—And Stay Sane—During the Holidays," 19 Nov. 2018 Local jewelry line Knucklekiss is known for fabulous wearables, but this venture into trendy wall hangings is a standout as well. Olivia Hall, The Seattle Times, "5 locally made home finds to spruce up your fall décor," 10 Sep. 2018 With a growing diversity of products like household goods, toys, books, and wearables, museums are now testing new ways to attract customers and expand their influence. Micaela Marini Higgs, Vox, "The complicated relationship between art and commerce has a home in the museum gift shop.," 7 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of wearable

Adjective

1590, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1711, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wearable was in 1590

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wearable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of wearable

: capable of being worn : suitable to wear

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