Meaning of “eatable” in the English Dictionary

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"eatable" in British English

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eatableadjective

uk /ˈiː.tə.bəl/ us /ˈiː.t̬ə.bəl/

Examples from literature

  • It was a bit stuffy, but the food was eatable. 
  • Still they were all eatable, and most of them really palatable. 
  • The tea's cold and as black as ink, growled the indignant lodger, "and the egg isn't eatable." 
  • The tongue, tenderloin and brisket are generally preferred, but all the meat is eatable. 
  • They looked at the food as critics, and acknowledged it to be eatable, with the faint air of an exile's sadness. 

(Definition of “eatable” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)