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[ak-tuh-buh l]
  1. capable of being acted or suitable for acting: He has written a very actable, well-structured play.
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Origin of actable

First recorded in 1840–50; act + -able
Related formsact·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·act·a·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for actable

Historical Examples

  • The thing is to pack them all into a neat little framework and then act what is actable.

    Three Plays

    Luigi Pirandello

  • It is significant to note that Mr. Bottomley's pieces are excellent in proportion as they are actable.

  • The most intelligent performer is he who recognizes most surely this "actable" and distinguishes in it the more from the less.

    Picture and Text

    Henry James

  • It is eminently "actable," presenting striking tableaus and situations.

    Essays on Scandinavian Literature

    Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen

  • A conclusive objection to the drama as an actable play is that three of the four main episodes are fragmentary.