[ ver-i-tuh-buhl ]
/ ˈvɛr ɪ tə bəl /


being truly or very much so: a veritable triumph.
Obsolete. true, as a statement or tale.

Origin of veritable

1425–75; late Middle English < Anglo-French, Middle French. See verity, -able

Related forms

Synonym study

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

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British Dictionary definitions for veritable


/ (ˈvɛrɪtəbəl) /

adjective (prenominal)

(intensifier; usually qualifying a word used metaphorically)he's a veritable swine!
rare genuine or true; properI require veritable proof

Derived Forms

veritableness, nounveritably, adverb

Word Origin for veritable

C15: from Old French, from vérité truth; see verity
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