sayable

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From say +‎ -able.

Adjective[edit]

sayable ‎(comparative more sayable, superlative most sayable)

  1. Capable of being pronounced or uttered; articulable. [from 17th c.]

Noun[edit]

sayable ‎(uncountable)

  1. That which can be said. [from 20th c.]
    • 2015, Ben Lerner, ‘Diary’, London Review of Books, vol. 38, no. 12:
      Rimbaud is the enfant terrible who burns through the sayable; Oppen is the poet of the left whose quiet is a sign of commitment.

References[edit]

  • sayable” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • "sayable" in the Wordsmyth Dictionary-Thesaurus © Wordsmyth 2002.
  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.