com·​pos·​able | \ kəm-ˈpō-zə-bəl How to pronounce composable (audio) \

Definition of composable

1 : capable of being set to music The search for song texts was his entire reason for reading poetry; whatever his appreciation of literary merit, he placed poems that were not composable into a different category than those that were amenable to music—his music.— Susan Youens, Hugo Wolf and His Mörike Songs, 2000
2 : capable of being composed … music expressive of a feeling is clearly composable by one who is not experiencing that feeling and has perhaps never experienced it …— Edward Craig, Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 1998

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First Known Use of composable

1882, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Composable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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