lis·​ten·​able | \ ˈlis-nə-bəl How to pronounce listenable (audio) , ˈli-sᵊn-ə- \

Definition of listenable

: agreeable to listen to

Examples of listenable in a Sentence

He finds some of his son's music very listenable.
Recent Examples on the Web Learning instruments and writing songs came very naturally to me, but figuring out how to record and turn those skills into a listenable record eluded me for a long time. Nick Williams, Billboard, "Listen to Bruno Major's TBT Mixtape, Inspired by DMT, Fantasia and More," 13 Feb. 2020 Employee-only podcasts are password-protected and usually uploaded and listenable from internal intranet sites only. Molly Beck, Quartz at Work, "Your company should have a podcast for its employees, especially now," 15 Apr. 2020 On this week's Must-Hear Music podcast, special guest Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz stops by the Billboard office to talk about her return to Speedy with their excellent and endlessly listenable third album Twerp Verse after her solo detour as Sad13. Joe Lynch, Billboard, "Must-Hear Music Podcast: Pusha T, Christina & Demi, Plus Special Guest Speedy Ortiz," 4 June 2018 Patti Smith, Dickerson's first inspiration, let Smoke open for her in Atlanta, which provides the film with a satisfying climax, yet the talking/singing/playing/goofing-off heads that precede this apotheosis are just as watchable (and listenable). Patrick Friel, Chicago Reader, "Chicagoans / Comedy / Film / LGBTQ+ / Music / On Video Chicago Underground Film Festival at 25: A look back," 4 June 2018 It was adapted into a musical in the Eighties by renowned musicians Chico Buarque and Edu Lobo, whose very listenable songs also enliven the film. Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Great Mystical Circus' ('O Grande Circo Mistico'): Film Review | Cannes 2018," 13 May 2018 As a piece of music, Bionic is always listenable, if underwhelming. Richard S. He, Billboard, "20 Years of Xtina: How She Found, Lost and Liberated Her Voice Again," 4 May 2018 Yet, somehow, it’s been streamlined into something broadly accessible, a compulsively listenable tour de force that’s one of the best pop records of 2018 so far. Nathaniel Friedman, GQ, "U.S. Girls Isn’t Selling Out—She’s Just Writing Bops," 26 Apr. 2018 Switching to the Woo Audio WA7 tube amplifier feels like a warm hug from an old friend by comparison, and the Schiit Jotunheim and DragonFly Red DAC/amps each produce a more listenable and enjoyable output than the Hugo. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "The Chord Hugo 2 is the worst kind of audiophile equipment," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of listenable

1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Listenable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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: pleasant to listen to

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