[ kwoh-tuh-buh l ]
/ ˈkwoʊ tə bəl /


able to be quoted or easily quoted, as by reason of effectiveness, succinctness, or the like: the most quotable book of the season.
suitable or appropriate for quotation: His comments were hilarious but unfortunately not quotable.

Origin of quotable

First recorded in 1815–25; quote + -able
Related formsquot·a·bil·i·ty, quot·a·ble·ness, nounquot·a·bly, adverbun·quot·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for quotable


/ (ˈkwəʊtəbəl) /


apt or suitable for quotationhis remarks are not quotable in mixed company
Derived Formsquotability, noun
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Word Origin and History for quotable



1804, from quote (v.) + -able. Related: Quotably.

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