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English definition of “unplayable”

unplayable

adjective uk   /ʌnˈpleɪ.ə.bl̩/ us  

unplayable adjective (SPORT)

describes a ball that is hit or thrown so hard or skilfully that it is impossible to hit describes an area of ground usually used for sports, that cannot be played on, especially because of bad weather conditions

unplayable adjective (MUSIC)

describes a piece of music that is too difficult to perform
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