[ see-zuh-nuh-buhl ]
/ ˈsi zə nə bəl /


suitable to or characteristic of the season: seasonable weather.
timely; opportune: a seasonable suggestion.

Origin of seasonable

First recorded in 1350–1400, seasonable is from the Middle English word sesounable. See season, -able
Related forms
Can be confusedseasonable seasonal (see usage note at seasonal)

Usage note Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for seasonable


/ (ˈsiːzənəbəl) /


suitable for the season
taking place at the appropriate time
Derived Formsseasonableness, nounseasonably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for seasonable



"suitable as to the time or season," late 14c., from season (n.) + -able. Related: Seasonably; seasonableness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper