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adjective fashionable pronunciation in American English /ˈfæʃ(ə)nəb(ə)l/

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  1. 1
    popular at a particular time

    Gardening has become very fashionable.

    fashionable clothes

    it is fashionable to do something:

    It has become fashionable to criticize public institutions.

  2. 2
    popular with rich and successful people, and often expensive

    London’s most fashionable shopping district

    a fashionable Italian restaurant

    1. a.
      fashionable people wear fashionable clothes and spend a lot of time at expensive places

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