quotable [kwoh-tuh-buh l] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. able to be quoted or easily quoted, as by reason of effectiveness, succinctness, or the like: the most quotable book of the season.
  2. suitable or appropriate for quotation: His comments were hilarious but unfortunately not quotable.

Origin of quotable First recorded in 1815–25; quote + -able Related formsquot·a·bil·i·ty, quot·a·ble·ness, nounquot·a·bly, adverbun·quot·a·ble, adjective Examples from the Web for quotable Contemporary Examples of quotable

  • It is, on the other hand, a sizzle reel of quotable dialogue.

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  • Diablo Cody, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Juno, is known for catchy, quotable dialogue.

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  • They read from his essays, performed scenes from his plays, and recited his most quotable quotes.

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  • Historical Examples of quotable

  • The sentences of both were quotable at large and fit for all occasions.

    Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol II of 2)

    John Addington Symonds

  • He thinks nothing extraordinary, and has nothing to say quotable.

    James Gilmour of Mongolia

    James Gilmour

  • A query should always be worded with care, and put in a quotable shape.

    Notes & Queries, No. 19, Saturday, March 9, 1850


  • The hero answers this question in three pages of most Rabelaisan abuse, of which only a very few lines are quotable.

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  • It is a fine, well told and purposeful tale, with brilliant and quotable passages.

    The Sins of the Children

    Cosmo Hamilton

  • British Dictionary definitions for quotable quotable adjective

    1. apt or suitable for quotationhis remarks are not quotable in mixed company

    Derived Formsquotability, noun Word Origin and History for quotable adj.

    1804, from quote (v.) + -able. Related: Quotably.

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