Definition of fashionable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfaʃ(ə)nəb(ə)l/


1Characteristic of, influenced by, or representing a current popular style: fashionable clothes
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  • That quick cut-away style is quite fashionable now isn't it?
  • The styles are as fashionable as you will find elsewhere, and the prices very competitive.
  • Clowning became more fashionable in the mid seventeenth century when interest in spectacle superseded that for dialogue.
in fashion, in vogue, voguish, popular, (bang) up to date, up to the minute, modern, all the rage, modish, trendsetting;
stylish, smart, chic, glamorous, elegant, classy, high-class, high-toned;
French à la mode, de rigueur
informal trendy, with it, cool, in, the in thing, hot, big, massive, hip, happening, now, sharp, groovy, mod, swinging, snazzy
North American informal kicking, kicky, tony, fly, spiffy, sassy, stylin'
US informal on fleek
British informal, dated all the go
1.1(Of a person) dressing or behaving according to the current trend: they risked being scoffed at by their more fashionable friends
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  • For most fashionable people however, Scotland means knitwear and in particular cashmere - expensive cashmere.
  • I'm not the most fashionable person on the planet, but I'm not the least either.
  • He is no longer, and can never be again, the fashionable person that he was in the '80s.
1.2(Of a place) frequented by fashionable people: a fashionable Manhattan restaurant
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  • It became a fashionable place at which to be seen.
  • It made the British Library look like the most chic and fashionable location on earth.
  • On the top floor, the famous Rainbow Room supper club had been returned to its former splendour and was a very fashionable place to dine.



Pronunciation: /faʃ(ə)nəˈbɪlɪti/
Example sentences
  • It's a dangerous strategy to sell a hotel mainly on its fashionability: fashions change, and when they do, you're apt to be left high and dry.
  • While the fashionability of different areas within Manhattan changes with bewildering swiftness, the Lower East Side has plenty beyond magazine cover stories to recommend it.
  • Stores and magazines promoted the fashionability of glass clocks, bookends, desk sets, and radios.


Pronunciation: /ˈfaʃ(ə)nəb(ə)lnəs/
Example sentences
  • They were also meant to be seen by others, so as to reflect well on the taste and fashionableness of the lady presiding over tea.
  • One of the things that people like Eliot were fighting is this fashionableness of the revolutionary attitude.
  • So try to forget the details of the life, the speculation of suicidal intent, his eventual fashionableness, forget all of it.

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