lis·​ten·​able ˈli-sᵊn-ə-bəl How to pronounce listenable (audio)
: 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 There may not be a better—and certainly no more listenable—approach to dissecting race in America, the rise of youth culture, the triumph and tribulation of consumerism. Bill McKibben, The New Yorker, 28 July 2023 How does anyone make this listenable? Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 5 May 2022 Since signing with Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack imprint in 2018, he’s released two remarkably listenable LPs that reveal exactly nothing about their creator, but go down easy, like one more drug after a handful of them. Clayton Purdom, Rolling Stone, 24 Feb. 2023 Taylor Swift has done it again – she’s dropped an epically listenable album with no skips and given everyone on planet Earth something not too depressing to dissect for a full weekend. oregonlive, 24 Oct. 2022 But then came another misstep in the lo-fi art-punk scuzz of Mosquito in 2013; ambitious, foreboding arrangements, but the YYYs’ least listenable project to date (by quite a bit). Bobby Olivier, SPIN, 28 Sep. 2022 While his voice might have more warble to it, his ability to turn the bucolic into something infinitely listenable is still formidable. Melissa Ruggieri, USA TODAY, 17 June 2022 This might be the most listenable thing on this list. SPIN, 28 Apr. 2022 The best new books of 2022 have begun to arrive in the form of dazzling hardcovers and highly-listenable audiobooks. Glamour, 17 Feb. 2022 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'listenable.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of listenable was in 1942

Dictionary Entries Near listenable

Cite this Entry

“Listenable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!