[ sen-suh-buhl ]
/ ˈsɛn sə bəl /


Origin of sensible

1325–75; Middle English < Old French < Latin sēnsibilis, equivalent to sēns(us) sense + -ibilis -ible

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1. See practical. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sensible


/ (ˈsɛnsɪbəl) /



Also called: sensible note a less common term for leading note

Derived Forms

sensibleness, nounsensibly, adverb

Word Origin for sensible

C14: from Old French, from Late Latin sēnsibilis, from Latin sentīre to sense
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Medicine definitions for sensible


[ sĕnsə-bəl ]


Perceptible by the senses or by the mind.
Having the faculty of sensation; able to feel or perceive.
Having a perception of something; cognizant.
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