Definition of collectable in English:

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Pronunciation: /kəˈlɛktəb(ə)l/
(also collectible)


1 (often collectible) (Of an item) worth collecting; of interest to a collector: his books became increasingly collectible classics collectable coins
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  • This beautifully-packaged double set includes not only the big musical numbers her fans will already know but also an entire album's worth of new and collectable recordings.
  • The latest edition of Raw Vision reports on the growing interest in a highly collectable strand of outsider art, the Victorian Spar Box.
  • Swindon police discovered £2,000 worth of the collectable toys during a raid earlier this year.
2Able to be collected: a hire car, collectable on your arrival
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  • He said using the new billing system, councils would be able to keep track of their collectable revenues.
  • All over Sligo and elsewhere in the country, a host of volunteer angels will be on the streets on Angel Day, 12 th November, selling the collectable Angel pins for €2 each.
  • I didn't encounter Nutella again for a decade. 1996 is remembered both as the year I left home and the year Ferrero brought out The Simpsons collectable Nutella glasses.


(usually collectibles) An item valued and sought by collectors: the auction attracted professional dealers trading in quality small collectables
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  • You also receive a certificate of authentication that adds additional value to these collectables.
  • Hundreds of people went to the museum's D4 hangar to have items valued and show off their collectables of the future.
  • The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is calling upon artists and collectors to make donations of original art and rare collectibles to assist in summer fundraising.



Pronunciation: /kəlɛktəˈbɪlɪti/
Example sentences
  • Part of their attraction is their collectability, and the low price.
  • After fading into obscurity, Curtis' work was ‘rediscovered’ in the 1970s, said Flurry, and has since risen steadily in price and collectability.
  • In addition, each artwork comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, ensuring its collectability.

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