Definition of saleable in English:

saleable

(US salable)

adjective

  • Fit or able to be sold.

    ‘their leading scorer is another highly saleable asset’
    ‘the publicity made his work more saleable’
    • ‘Now is the time to start searching and any unwanted saleable items will be very welcome by the organising committee.’
    • ‘In a bid to raise revenue for the exchequer, from the sale of State owned properties the Government has initiated studies to identify potential saleable assets around the country.’
    • ‘A job is about selling your labour for money and creating some kind of saleable product for your employer.’
    • ‘According to one leading industry source, the best prospect for Glanbia now is to sell off its saleable assets as soon as possible and revert to the co-operative status.’
    • ‘They would also welcome donations of saleable items including books, toys, bric-a-brac, cakes, etc.’
    • ‘The venue is the CYMS Hall, Killorglin, and the event will include a cake sale for which saleable items would be very welcome.’
    • ‘Due in part to the stock not being readily saleable and in part to a downturn in the stock market, the stock from Reader's Digest did not garner as much money as the college had hoped it would.’
    • ‘Savill remembered the grim time, and he attributed his survival in part to Arthur Boyd, who provided him with ‘a steady stream of highly saleable pictures just when he needed them most’.’
    • ‘If I allowed myself to be persuaded into introducing certain elements that might make my books more saleable or change the storyline to make it more acceptable.’
    • ‘After 1905, with a chic Paris gallery constantly demanding saleable work and a shift in his social circle, Vuillard becomes in effect an Impressionist.’
    • ‘‘This should be seen as a first step towards the grading of cattle based on saleable meat yield, which is the only system that will truly promote the production of better quality cattle,’ he said.’
    • ‘Although we are very grateful to receive donations of saleable items to raise funds for our work, we are not able to accept donations of food, blankets and shelter in our shops.’
    • ‘Just as a writer can write without much expenditure, a filmmaker must, first of all, be able to express himself without much fuss about what is saleable and what is not.’
    • ‘The exchange of less easily saleable commodities for commodities of greater marketability is in the economic interest of every economizing individual.’
    • ‘They know that they will have a hard job selling this, because it just is not saleable.’
    • ‘Pickled samphire was once so popular and saleable in England that men risked their necks to collect it from the cliffs.’
    • ‘And, since it is readily saleable when the market is open, I do not ever expect to lose all or any large part of my money.’
    • ‘It would be nice to have the players we've had this season as your own, not only to work with but also so you have saleable assets.’
    • ‘Designs are overwhelmingly market-oriented with standard patterns that are safe and saleable.’
    • ‘For future markets, conformation and a consistently high yield of saleable meat will be paramount.’
    well liked, liked, favoured, in favour, well received, approved, admired, accepted, welcome, sought-after, in demand, desired, wanted
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Pronunciation:

saleable

/ˈseɪləb(ə)l/