or sale·a·ble

[sey-luh-buh l]


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
Related formssal·a·bil·i·ty, sale·a·bil·i·ty, nounsal·a·bly, sale·a·bly, adverbnon·sal·a·bil·i·ty, non·sale·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·sal·a·ble, non·sale·a·ble, adjectivenon·sal·a·bly, non·sale·a·bly, adverbun·sal·a·bil·i·ty, un·sale·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·sal·a·ble, un·sale·a·ble, adjectiveun·sal·a·bly, un·sale·a·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for saleable

Contemporary Examples of saleable

Historical Examples of saleable

  • Now that he was a miner he had no use for them, and at River Bend they were not saleable.

    The Young Miner

    Horatio Alger, Jr.

  • Will probably be the most popular and saleable novel since Robert Elsmere.

    A Girl of the Commune

    George Alfred Henty

  • We buy what is saleable of it; nothing more was ever buyable.

    Past and Present

    Thomas Carlyle

  • They succeeded as saleable literature, and they gained the Earl's favour.

    Montaigne and Shakspere

    John M. Robertson

  • If the whole were saleable, surely so also must be the half.

    Ralph the Heir

    Anthony Trollope

British Dictionary definitions for saleable


US salable


fit for selling or capable of being sold
Derived Formssaleability or saleableness or US salability or salableness, nounsaleably or US salably, adverb



the US spelling of saleable
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Word Origin and History for saleable

also salable, 1520s, from sale + -able. Related: Salability; saleability.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper