view·​able ˈvyü-ə-bəl How to pronounce viewable (audio)
: capable of being seen : visible
The next solar eclipse that will be visible from North America is coming on June 10, 2021 when a partial solar eclipse will be viewable from the north-eastern U.S. and Canada.Jamie Carter
: capable of being inspected or examined in person
This lust for high-tech life is also answered in the … look of the Michael Jackson Suite at Disney World (viewable by appointment) at the fabulous Hotel Royal Plaza.Ellen Count
: capable of being watched (as on a display screen)
Before long, the boys have embellished their report with video segments (viewable on a nearby big-screen TV) …Charles Piller
Virgil and two friends, John Beck and Ken Dunn, had watched the news reports … on the set's one viewable channel.Leigh Montville
With Flash, you can create compact, streaming Web animations that are easily viewable on just about any platform.Ben Long

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Normally, underwater vehicles would include bright lights, so video captured in the deep ocean’s darkness was viewable. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 3 Aug. 2022 Where will the hybrid solar eclipse be viewable? Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 14 Apr. 2023 Alameda’s website was set to private and no longer viewable. David Yaffe-bellany, New York Times, 9 Nov. 2022 With rumors of impending layoffs by new owner Elon Musk swirling inside Twitter on Wednesday, an employee noticed that the Google Calendar of one of their new bosses was publicly viewable. Will Oremus, Washington Post, 3 Nov. 2022 His Facebook page was also no longer viewable. Marlene Lenthang, NBC News, 18 May 2022 In an effort to help more Americans in the workforce make informed decisions about their career path, theSkimm has compiled the information publicly shared through our #ShowUsYourLeave initiative into a viewable, easily accessible database. Danielle Weisberg, Fortune, 23 Mar. 2022 Its first season will be viewable on SBS as a 60-minute mini-feature or six ten-minute episodes from April 22 on SBS Viceland and SBS On Demand. Patrick Frater, Variety, 28 Mar. 2023 Each transcription is also viewable on your phone. Simon Hill, WIRED, 21 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History


view entry 2 + -able

First Known Use

1632, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of viewable was in 1632

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“Viewable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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