Definition of marriageable in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈmarɪdʒəb(ə)l/


Fit or suitable for marriage, especially in being wealthy or of the right age: marriageable girls
More example sentences
  • She has become the noble and marriageable daughter of a wealthy feudal lord.
  • Women had long hair, but marriageable girls wore their hair twisted up into large whorls on either side of their heads.
  • The imbalance in the number of girls and boys of marriageable age is not the only cause of these social changes, and it will not persist for long.



Pronunciation: /marɪdʒəˈbɪlɪti/
Example sentences
  • A single untoward remark or social misstep by any family member can sink a prospective marriage; failed negotiations in turn put the family reputation - and thus the marriageability of every family member - at risk.
  • Circumcision is a way of protecting propriety, morality, and marriageability.
  • They kept it quiet because they thought it could affect the marriageability of other women in the family.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: mar¦riage|able

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.