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Webster 1913 Edition


Tunable

Tun′a-ble

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Adj.
Capable of being tuned, or made harmonious; hence, harmonious; musical; tuneful.
Tun′a-ble-ness
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Noun.
Tun′a-bly
,
adv.
And
tunable
as sylvan pipe or song.
Milton.

Webster 1828 Edition


Tunable

TU'NABLE

,
Adj.
[from tune.] Harmonious; musical.
And tunable as sylvan pipe or song.
1.
That may be put in tune.

Definition 2022


tunable

tunable

English

Adjective

tunable (comparative more tunable, superlative most tunable)

  1. (now rare) Harmonious, melodic, tuneful. [from 16th c.]
    • 1624, John Smith, Generall Historie, in Kupperman 1988, p. 147-8:
      Then doe all with a tunable voice of shouting bid him welcome.
    • 1723, Charles Walker, Memoirs of Sally Salisabury, I:
      she rather chose to follow the Fortunes of a Wheel-Barrow, than those of a Distaff; daily, charming the Ears of the Publick with the Tuneable and Melodious Cry, of, Come who throws here? Who ventures for an ORANGE?
  2. Able to be tuned. [from 18th c.]

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