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[pley-uh-buh l] /ˈpleɪ ə bəl/
capable of or suitable for being played.
(of ground) fit to be played on, as for a soccer game.
Origin of playable
1475-85; play + -able
Related forms
playability, noun
unplayable, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "Noughts and Crosses" is playable anywhere; all that is needed is a piece of paper—a newspaper will do—and a pencil.

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

    Violin Mastery Frederick H. Martens
  • The quarter dome portion of the organ is playable by electric agency; the rest being entirely pneumatic.

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