speakability

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

speak +‎ -ability

Noun[edit]

speakability (uncountable)

  1. The quality of being speakable.
    • 2009 March 29, Brad Leithauser, “Family Feuds”, in New York Times[1]:
      Why, if speakability is Carson’s aim, would she have one of her characters declare, “Look at him, look how he drips unhealth — shudder object!”