or sale·a·ble

[ sey-luh-buhl ]
See synonyms for: salablesalability on

  1. subject to or suitable for sale; readily sold: The books were sent back by the store in salable condition.

Origin of salable

First recorded in 1520–30; sale + -able

Other words from salable

  • sal·a·bil·i·ty, sale·a·bil·i·ty, noun
  • sal·a·bly, sale·a·bly, adverb
  • non·sal·a·bil·i·ty, non·sale·a·bil·i·ty, noun
  • non·sal·a·ble, non·sale·a·ble, adjective
  • non·sal·a·bly, non·sale·a·bly, adverb
  • un·sal·a·bil·i·ty, un·sale·a·bil·i·ty, noun
  • un·sal·a·ble, un·sale·a·ble, adjective
  • un·sal·a·bly, un·sale·a·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use salable in a sentence

  • Sometimes, so to say, "noses for news" contract colds and are unable to scent a subject's salability.

    Making Your Camera Pay | Frederick C. Davis
  • First, this thing must have the quality of salability, or marketability.

    The Principles of Economics | Frank A. Fetter
  • It abstracts entirely from the differences in salability of goods, on which the theory of money must rest.

    The Value of Money | Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  • But too often, we fear, these picture stamps are produced merely with a view to their ready salability to collectors.

    What Philately Teaches | John N. Luff
  • This may seem a small matter but insects unevenly pinned look badly, and it spoils their salability.

British Dictionary definitions for salable


/ (ˈseɪləbəl) /

  1. the US spelling of saleable

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