[pley-uh-buh l]


capable of or suitable for being played.
easy or pleasurable to play.
(of ground) fit to be played on, as for a soccer game.

Origin of playable

First recorded in 1475–85; play + -able
Related formsplay·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·play·a·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • As easily believe that the notes of Wagner's operas were accidentally blown together by a whirlwind and yet are playable by man!

    The Meaning of Faith

    Harry Emerson Fosdick

  • "Noughts and Crosses" is playable anywhere; all that is needed is a piece of paper—a newspaper will do—and a pencil.

  • The quarter dome portion of the organ is playable by electric agency; the rest being entirely pneumatic.

  • I have never written anything with the commercial idea of making it 'playable.'

    Violin Mastery

    Frederick H. Martens