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play +‎ -able


playable (not comparable)

  1. Able to be played.
    Not all compact discs are playable in car stereos.
  2. (games) Of a move, giving a reasonable result; able to be played without losing.
    Is MAGICS a playable word in Scrabble?
  3. (games) Of a game, able to be played and enjoyed.
    • 1989, Matt Bielby, Blasteroids (game review in Your Sinclair issue 40, April 1989)
      Some of the most playable games tend to be those that've been around the longest: the Breakout/Arkanoid/Batty imitators for instance, or, as here, the Asteroids clones.

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