screenful

noun

screen·​ful ˈskrēn-ˌfu̇l How to pronounce screenful (audio)
: the amount of information visible at one time on a display screen

Examples of screenful in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some researchers think that trying to focus on an entire screenful of information, which people may or may not be viewing in the best conditions for legibility, could force us to blink less often as a way to improve focus. Leslie Nemo, Discover Magazine, 10 Dec. 2020 Each of the book’s three hundred and fifty-three pages of content is the visual equivalent of a screenful of Dril tweets, laid out to achieve a maximum of garishness and a minimum of readability. Colin Marshall, The New Yorker, 17 June 2022 Microsoft also added the ability to add a small border to the screenshot, to avoid pasting a white image into a screenful of black and white text; and the ability to quickly print right from within the app itself. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, 6 Nov. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of screenful was in 1913

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“Screenful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/screenful. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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