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[ too-nuh-buh l, tyoo- ]
/ ˈtu nə bəl, ˈtyu- /


capable of being tuned.
Archaic. harmonious; tuneful; melodious.

Nearby words

tumultuous, tumulus, tun, tun., tuna, tunable, tunbridge ware, tunbridge wells, tundish, tundra, tundra swan

Origin of tunable

First recorded in 1490–1500; tune + -able
Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for tunable

  • There features are far from being disagreeable, and their Voices are soft and Tunable.

    Captain Cook's Journal During the First Voyage Round the World|James Cook

British Dictionary definitions for tunable



/ (ˈtjuːnəbəl) /


able to be tuned
archaic, or poetic melodious or tuneful
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