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fashionable

Syllabification: fash·ion·a·ble
Pronunciation: /ˈfaSH(ə)nəb(ə)l
 
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Definition of fashionable in English:

adjective

1Characteristic of, influenced by, or representing a current popular trend or style: fashionable clothes
More example sentences
  • 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  • Clowning became more fashionable in the mid seventeenth century when interest in spectacle superseded that for dialogue.
Synonyms
in vogue, voguish, in fashion, fashion-forward, popular, up-to-date, up-to-the-minute, modern, all the rage, du jour, modish, à la mode, trendsetting;
informal trendy, classy, with it, cool, in, hot, big, hip, happening, now, snazzy, spiffy, styling/stylin', tony, fly
1.1(Of a person) dressing or behaving according to the current trend.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Derivatives

fashionability

1
Pronunciation: /ˌfaSH(ə)nəˈbilətē/
noun
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.

fashionableness

2
noun
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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