Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Capable of being written, or of being written upon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being written, or of being written upon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being written, or of being written upon.

Etymologies

scribe +‎ -able (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Redemption of this sort is a motif, applicable in both cases and de - scribable in anonymous terms, whereas myth or legend always has a proper name or at least a local habitation which it gains from the identity of a hero or concrete situation.

    MOTIF

  • For all permanent purposes "boc-fel," or book-skin, was used; either vellum or "parchëmyn smothe, whyte and scribable."

    Old English Libraries; The Making, Collection and Use of Books During the Middle Ages

  • The man sat all twisted and huddled in his chair in a way which gave an inde - scribable impression of deformity; but the face which he turned towards us, though worn and swarthy, must at some time have been remarkable for its beauty.

    The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

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