con·​vert·​ible | \ kən-ˈvər-tə-bəl How to pronounce convertible (audio) \

Definition of convertible

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : capable of being converted a bond convertible to 12 shares of common stock
2 : having a top that may be lowered or removed convertible coupe


plural convertibles

Definition of convertible (Entry 2 of 2)

: something convertible especially : a convertible automobile — compare roadster sense 1a

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convertibility \ kən-​ˌvər-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce convertible (audio) \ noun
convertibleness \ kən-​ˈvər-​tə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce convertible (audio) \ noun
convertibly \ kən-​ˈvər-​tə-​blē How to pronounce convertible (audio) \ adverb

Examples of convertible in a Sentence

Adjective The bonds are convertible into stock.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Hummer pickups will be four-door crew cabs with four-panel removable roofs and rear windows that retract to create a roomy five-seat convertible. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 4 Oct. 2021 As a convertible, all versions should include touch support. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, 21 Sep. 2021 Agents removed a number of items from the home, and a Ford Mustang convertible was also towed away. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, 21 Sep. 2021 Priced starting at about $275,000 when new, the Spyker C8 model was built as a convertible and a coupé. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 20 Sep. 2021 An anonymous caller reported shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 1 that the same four cars, including a convertible, had been racing up and down the road for at least an hour. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 11 Sep. 2021 The media played old movie clips that caught the athletic Belmondo in the heart-stopping acrobatics he was known to love, from sliding down a rooftop to climbing up a rope ladder from a moving convertible. Thomas Adamson And Samuel Petrequin, USA TODAY, 6 Sep. 2021 As with a convertible or a college education, your regular Joe could now afford pool. Los Angeles Times, 13 July 2021 Less than a month after the mayor's pledge to reform the department, officers spotted Cho driving a black BMW convertible that had been reported stolen. NBC News, 23 June 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In the ad, Crawford pulls up to the Halfway House Cafe in her red convertible and steps out to buy a Pepsi from the vending machine as two young boys watch in amazement, later commenting on the new Pepsi can design, not the model. Greta Bjornson,, 8 Sep. 2021 Behind her, two coyotes are perched inside a cherry red convertible, and a vintage Pepsi vending machine peeks out from the background. Greta Bjornson,, 8 Sep. 2021 Not only that, but the Miata is also a genuine convertible, adding another dimension of fun. Jason Fogelson, Forbes, 1 Sep. 2021 There’s an episode of the office where Jim hops into a convertible with Stanley, who tells Jim to put on some Loggins. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, 13 May 2021 The pop star later previewed the bouncy single in another video of him driving in a convertible with the green mountains and sunset as his stunning backdrop. Andrew Unterberger, Billboard, 9 Aug. 2021 Ric Ocasek portrays a mechanic out for a joyride in a convertible with a party-rockin' backseat. Billboard, 29 July 2021 Mercedes claims that a new coating reduces seat temperatures when the E-class convertible is left in the sun with the top down. Maxwell B. Mortimer, Car and Driver, 16 July 2021 Other than its infotainment interface, the LC500 convertible is an open-air throwback to personal luxury cars. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, 8 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of convertible


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1615, in the meaning defined above

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17 Oct 2021

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“Convertible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of convertible

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: able to be changed into another form



English Language Learners Definition of convertible (Entry 2 of 2)

: a car with a roof that can be lowered or removed


con·​vert·​ible | \ kən-ˈvərt-ə-bəl How to pronounce convertible (audio) \

Kids Definition of convertible

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: possible to change in form or use



Kids Definition of convertible (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : an automobile with a top that can be raised, lowered, or removed
2 : something that can be changed into a different form


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