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[mahr-ki-tuh-buh l]
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  1. readily salable.
  2. of or relating to selling or buying: marketable values; marketable areas.
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Origin of marketable

First recorded in 1590–1600; market + -able
Related formsmar·ket·a·bil·i·ty, mar·ket·a·ble·ness, nounmar·ket·a·bly, adverbnon·mar·ket·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·mar·ket·a·ble, adjective, nounun·mar·ket·a·ble, adjective
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Related Words for marketable

profitable, bankable, commercial, fit, good, hot, salable, selling, sound, wanted, merchantable, sellable, trafficable, vendible

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Contemporary Examples of marketable

Historical Examples of marketable

  • Chastity was esteemed in the women only as a marketable commodity.

    The Negro Farmer

    Carl Kelsey

  • They were marketable and would surely provide a supper for him.

    The Boy Scout Treasure Hunters

    Charles Henry Lerrigo

  • The usual and marketable size of a bunch was from one to two pounds weight.

    Mizora: A Prophecy

    Mary E. Bradley

  • Nature gives us all, except the means to turn her into marketable account.

    The Caxtons, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Marketable marine-fish will be treated of in a later chapter.


    Francis A. Knight

British Dictionary definitions for marketable


  1. (of commodities, assets, etc)
    1. being in good demand; saleable
    2. suitable for sale
  2. of or relating to buying or selling on a marketmarketable value
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Derived Formsmarketability or marketableness, nounmarketably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for marketable


c.1600, from market + -able. Related: Marketably; marketability.

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