Definition of seasonable in English:


Syllabification: sea·son·a·ble
Pronunciation: /ˈsēzənəbəl


  • 1Usual for or appropriate to a particular season of the year: 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
  • 2 archaic Coming at the right time or meeting the needs of the occasion; opportune.
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    • 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.’



Pronunciation: /ˌsēzənəˈbilitē/
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  • 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.


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  • Together with the information on location and seasonableness, energy indicators can help to infer a better social-economical classification from consumption ranges.


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  • 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.


Is it seasonable or seasonal? Seasonable means ‘usual or suitable for the season’ or ‘opportune’: although seasonable, the weather was not warm enough for a picnic . Seasonal means ‘of, depending on, or varying with the season’: seasonal changes in labor requirements draw migrant workers to the area in spring and fall .

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