adjective Date: circa 1500 1. archaic a. tuneful b. sounding in tune ; concordant 2. capable of being tuned <
tunable lasers
tunability nountunableness nountunably adverb

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  • Tunable — Tun a*ble, a. Capable of being tuned, or made harmonious; hence, harmonious; musical; tuneful. {Tun a*ble*ness}, n. {Tun a*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster] And tunable as sylvan pipe or song. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tunable — [to͞o′nə bəl, tyo͞o′nə bəl] adj. that can be tuned: also sp. tuneable tunableness n. tunably adv …   English World dictionary

  • tunable — adjective /ˈtjuːnəb(ə)l/ a) Harmonious, melodic, tuneful. Then doe all with a tunable voice of shouting bid him welcome. b) Able to be tuned …   Wiktionary

  • tunable — tune ► NOUN ▪ a melody or melodious piece of music. ► VERB 1) adjust (a musical instrument) to the correct or uniform pitch. 2) adjust (a radio or television) to the frequency of the required signal. 3) adjust (an engine) or balance (mechanical… …   English terms dictionary

  • tunable — tunability, tunableness, n. tunably, adv. /tooh neuh beuhl, tyooh /, adj. 1. capable of being tuned. 2. Archaic. harmonious; tuneful; melodious. [1490 1500; TUNE + ABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • tunable — adj. capable of being tuned, capable of being adjusted in order to conform with a standard or operate well; harmonious, tuneful (Archaic) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tunable — a. 1. That may be tuned. 2. Harmonious, musical, tuneful, melodious, sweet …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • tunable — tun·able …   English syllables

  • tunable — tun•a•ble [[t]ˈtu nə bəl, ˈtyu [/t]] adj. that can be tuned • Etymology: 1490–1500 …   From formal English to slang

  • tunable — /ˈtjunəbəl/ (say tyoohnuhbuhl) adjective 1. capable of being tuned. 2. Obsolete in tune; harmonious; tuneful. Also, tuneable. –tunableness, noun –tunably, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

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