Definition of marketable in English:



  • 1Able or fit to be sold or marketed.

    ‘the fish are perfectly marketable’
    • ‘There are plenty of people who treat spirituality as a marketable commodity.’
    • ‘Demand for the loans necessary to create the marketable securities simply could not be satisfied.’
    • ‘He suggests that the solution lies in treating knowledge as any other marketable commodity.’
    • ‘The event, organised by the Guild of Scriveners, is a tradition which was originally intended to test that ale on sale in the city was of marketable quality.’
    • ‘One of the most interesting - and potentially marketable - are natural aromas.’
    • ‘But times have changed, and rugby league has once again become a very marketable commodity.’
    • ‘On a global scale, and in many developing nations, water is a scarce and valuable, and clearly marketable, commodity.’
    • ‘Being able to translate those ideas into marketable material is another.’
    • ‘Kidding aside, the resolution said water was a basic human right and should not be treated as a marketable commodity.’
    • ‘But the idea was kept under wraps for years until it was marketable.’
    • ‘Frustrated savers sell their bonds and put the proceeds in marketable commodities.’
    • ‘Faces, which are marketable pieces of personal property, are vulnerable.’
    • ‘English Heritage however, demanded proof that the building had no marketable use.’
    saleable, sellable, merchantable
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    1. 1.1In demand.
      ‘marketable skills’
      • ‘It's suddenly marketable, sexy, vibrant and most importantly, relevant.’
      • ‘This same publishing industry has turned a cold shoulder to other, less marketable writers.’
      • ‘What is needed are global changes to make the platform more marketable.’
      • ‘This band could not be more marketable and polished, yet remains unsigned.’
      • ‘But as he had hoped from the outset, appearing on television did what politics had failed to do: it made him marketable to the print media.’
      • ‘She will find it increasingly hard to find any place to call her own from now on after advertisers identified her as the most marketable woman in sport.’
      • ‘The quality of education was also key in making student's globally marketable.’
      • ‘From comics to card games, movies to merchandise, X-Men is undoubtedly one of the worlds most marketable brands.’
      • ‘You have to be pretty marketable to sell a series simply by tacking your name to the front of it.’
      • ‘As yet, they haven't come up with a marketable name for the product.’
      • ‘The other could be a more child-friendly and marketable animal mascot, which are very popular in sports.’
      • ‘Thousands of Russians are now studying in America and Europe, and have acquired marketable skills, enabling them to land lucrative jobs.’
      • ‘But, today, to become politically marketable a party needs to be open to new ideas and new members.’
      • ‘Maintaining quantity, supply security and punctuality in delivery are also important to make the products marketable.’
      • ‘But he said the county, with its lakes and mountains, had an eminently marketable image that could play well with the wider public.’
      • ‘Today, every show that is on is pre-taped and then edited to be as catchy and marketable as possible.’
      • ‘The important thing to remember is that a college degree is what's going to make you more marketable than anything else.’
      • ‘The course will benefit unemployed people as it will gain them another skill which could make them more marketable in the search for jobs.’
      • ‘Snoopy dancing and saying ‘Have a good morning’ is a very marketable image.’
      • ‘Increasingly, however, Canadians are writing novels set outside Canada, in order to be global and marketable.’
      in demand, sought-after, wanted
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