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[sey-luh-buh l] /ˈseɪ lə bəl/
Related forms
nonsaleable, adjective
nonsaleably, adverb
unsaleable, adjective
unsaleably, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for saleable
  • The simple answer is that the industrial age produced a business model that involved canning ideas in saleable packages.
  • For countless magazines, she was the consummate image of a highly saleable fantasy of romance and royalty and rebellion.
  • Drugs for chronic conditions are far more profitable because they keep working and remain saleable-unlike antibiotics.
  • It wanted the government to step in and make the bank saleable to a foreign buyer.
  • It's unfair but their basic business model is to buy a bunch of cars and then later figure out if they are saleable.
  • Science education and inspiration isn't some saleable product or property that needs selling.
  • Things that are politically saleable and things that will ultimately be effective.
  • First and foremost, the designers were looking to capitalize on a saleable and widely recognizable image from popular culture.
  • It revolved around saleable ideas, stock options and vesting.
  • Many entertainers have shortened their names, reversed them, or otherwise altered them to create a more saleable public image.
British Dictionary definitions for saleable


fit for selling or capable of being sold
Derived Forms
saleability, saleableness (US) salability, salableness, noun
saleably, (US) salably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for saleable

also salable, 1520s, from sale + -able. Related: Salability; saleability.

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