Effable Ef"fa*ble, a. [L. effabilis; ex out + fari to speak.] Capable of being uttered or explained; utterable. --Barrow. [1913 Webster]

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  • effable — 1630s, from Fr. effable, from L. effabilis, from effari to utter (see INEFFABLE (Cf. ineffable)). Now obsolete or archaic …   Etymology dictionary

  • effable — /ef euh beuhl/, adj. utterable; expressible. [1630 40; < F < L effabilis, equiv. to eff(ari) to speak out (ef EF + fari to speak) + abilis ABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • effable — adjective able to be spoken of; able to be expressed …   Wiktionary

  • EFFABLE —    capable of being expressed in words. It is the opposite of ineffable which cannot be expressed …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • effable — [ ɛfəb(ə)l] adjective rare able to be described in words. Origin C17: from L. effabilis, from effari utter …   English new terms dictionary

  • effable — ef·fa·ble …   English syllables

  • effable — /ˈɛfəbəl/ (say efuhbuhl) adjective utterable; expressible; able to be described in words. {French, from Latin effābilis, from effāri to utter, from ex ex 1 + fāri to speak} …   Australian English dictionary

  • effable —   a. able to be expressed in words …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • effable — ˈefəbəl adjective Etymology: Latin effabilis, from effari to speak out, from ex + fari to speak, say more at ban : capable of being uttered or expressed …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ineffable — In*ef fa*ble, a. [L. ineffabilis: cf. F. ineffable. See {In } not, and {Effable}, {Fame}.] Incapable of being expressed in words; unspeakable; unutterable; indescribable; as, the ineffable joys of heaven. [1913 Webster] Contentment with our lot …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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