e-read·​er ˈē-ˌrē-dər How to pronounce e-reader (audio)
: a handheld electronic device designed to be used for reading e-books and similar material

Examples of e-reader in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kindles are our favorite e-readers and the Paperwhite is the best of Amazon's lineup. Medea Giordano, WIRED, 8 May 2024 Scroll on to shop some of the best e-readers on the market in 2024. Casey Delbasso, ABC News, 7 May 2024 Both the Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite are among our favorite e-readers for those already embedded in Amazon’s ecosystems. Sheena Vasani, The Verge, 6 May 2024 And with three outlets and three USB ports, everything from your laptop to your e-reader can stay fully charged at all times. Merrell Readman, Travel + Leisure, 5 May 2024 Like the Kindle and other e-readers, the Palma is supposed to approximate the look of the physical page and cut down on eye fatigue. Jay Caspian Kang, The New Yorker, 12 Apr. 2024 The seven-inch Kobo Libra 2 is my favorite e-reader outside of Amazon’s ecosystem, offering the Kindle Paperwhite’s IPX8 waterproof design but with extras like physical page-turning buttons, no lockscreen ads, and more storage. Sheena Vasani, The Verge, 10 Apr. 2024 According to the Found Report, some of the most common items in 2023 were underwear, shoes and tablets/e-readers. Zach Wichter, USA TODAY, 3 Apr. 2024 The 10 Best Changing Pads for Home and Away Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition $190 $190 If the expecting parent loves to read, give them the ability to read one-handed with an e-reader. Maya Polton, Parents, 27 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1999, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of e-reader was in 1999

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“E-reader.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/e-reader. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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: a handheld electronic device designed to be used for reading e-books and similar material
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