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[sey-uh-buh l]
  1. of the sort that can be said or spoken; utterable: He felt a great deal that was not sayable.
  2. capable of being said or stated clearly, effectively, etc.: The speech is as sayable today as when Demosthenes first composed it.
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Origin of sayable

First recorded in 1855–60; say1 + -able
Related formsun·say·a·ble, adjective
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  • Talk, say the unsayable, bring his love in misty word lines before his eyes; look and forget a moment.

    Erik Dorn

    Ben Hecht

British Dictionary definitions for unsayable


  1. too insulting, indecent, etc, to be said
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  1. say the unsayable to express an opinion thought to be too controversial to mention
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