Definition of bankable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbaNGkəbəl/


1(Especially in the entertainment industry) certain to bring profit and success: he needed some bankable names to star in the film
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  • Faith's showbusiness career began in the 1950s in a skiffle band and he went on to become one of the music industry's most bankable stars before getting regular film, television and stage roles.
  • Magazine writers are mining the territory of their day jobs to write bankable novels that bring readers inside the worlds of music and fashion glitterati.
  • While some of these names sound very bankable, the artists claim that only 7% of PPCA registered artists receive more than $1000 a year in fees for the transmission of their music.
1.1Reliable: a bankable assurance
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  • The result is disappointing for fans of musical innovation but a bankable formula to success for Maiden, who never pretended to musical genius.
  • As a successful demonstration that the poor are bankable and micro-finance-sustainable, the bank has become a role model for micro-credit in rural development.
  • But before the industry can blossom, good, bankable business models are needed.



Pronunciation: /ˌbaNGkəˈbilitē/
Example sentences
  • Later, the lead financier, ICICI, suggested certain modifications to be made in the concession agreement to improve the bankability of the project…
  • When you're a phenomenon on both sides of the Atlantic - courtesy of American Idol and The X Factor - that multi-million-dollar bankability needs to be attended to 24 / 7.
  • On the contrary, after a quiet interlude, she is back with a flourish of unlifted, curvaceous, middle-aged bankability.

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Syllabification: bank·a·ble

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