Definition of seasonable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsiːz(ə)nəb(ə)l/


1Usual for or appropriate to a particular season of the year: the seasonable temperatures
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  • Because of the lack of storage space it would be helpful if clothing is seasonable (warm clothing at this time of year).
  • The Gucci windows with their huge globe with the ‘fluttering snow’ are seasonable and trendy.
  • All the married couples received seasonable gifts at Christmas and the smokers one ounce of tobacco.
usual, expected, predictable, normal for the time of year, appropriate to the time of year
2 archaic Coming at the right time or meeting the needs of the occasion; opportune.
Example sentences
  • In the early sixth century B.C., Anaximander made the Hesiodic idea of seasonable action the basis of his cosmology.
  • Another of the societies' publications celebrated the arrests of prostitutes' clients because younger men were then ‘by this seasonable chance… discouraged and turned… from following such sinful courses.’



Example sentences
  • Significantly, the idea of seasonability upon which Hesiod's poem depends describes a very unstable temporal order.
  • The temporal license of epic and of the pursuit of seasonability was not an option in the courts.
  • I think the studios are happy to have their products licensed and have somebody else manage the inventory risk and the seasonability risk.


Pronunciation: /ˈsiːz(ə)nəblnəs/
Example sentences
  • Together with the information on location and seasonableness, energy indicators can help to infer a better social-economical classification from consumption ranges.


Pronunciation: /ˈsiːz(ə)nəbli/
Example sentences
  • After three days of heavy walking, the sudden return to seasonably warm weather today has made me very sleepy.
  • So, on this occasion, feeling seasonably charitable, I decided against telephoning her.
  • That evening, it was clear and seasonably mild.

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