Definition of sayable in US English:



  • See say

    • ‘What someone from one culture is thinking may not be fully sayable in the language of another culture.’
    • ‘Though it opens and closes with the starkness of words on a page, or in part because it does, the film focuses the viewer on that which is not said, not sayable.’
    • ‘I have said that stories try to say what isn't sayable.’
    • ‘The challenge of translating the richness and complexity of Aeschylus's language into a poetically charged but sayable English that was still faithful to the original Greek did indeed distract me from the pain that I was living through.’
    • ‘She pushes the limits of what is sayable, pushes the limits of language, and with them, the limits of law.’