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effable Syllabification: ef·fa·ble
Pronunciation: /ˈefəbəl/

Definition of effable in English:

adjective

rare
Able to be described in words.
Example sentences
  • To be sure, depicted as jovial, effable, and magnanimous throughout, the beaten ‘Bull’ continues to embody ‘manly’ virtues such as fortitude, determination, persistence, strength, vigor, and so forth.
  • That it is a special but effable sort of strongly-self-modelling computational process.
  • So it is there that is situated the first thing that is effable and can be called by proper names.

Origin

Early 17th century: from Latin effabilis, from effari 'utter'.

Words that rhyme with effable

affable • exigible • cascabel

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