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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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

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The first known use of screenful was in 1913

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Cite this Entry

“Screenful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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