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

Examples of viewable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then, Myka and James changed their videos with the toddler from public to private so their content featuring Huxley was no longer viewable by the public. Rebecca Aizin, Peoplemag, 10 June 2024 Arizona is not within the path of totality, but a partial eclipse is viewable from the state. Michael Salerno, The Arizona Republic, 7 Apr. 2024 Lunar eclipse:Full moon to dim slightly in overnight lunar eclipse viewable in Michigan During the Marche, hundreds of people dress as the Nain Rouge and other characters or carry miniature versions of the goblin. Amelia Benavides-Colón, Detroit Free Press, 24 Mar. 2024 Total solar eclipse:The eclipse will be viewable in Indiana. Marina Johnson, The Indianapolis Star, 8 Mar. 2024 Fidra island—just viewable from the beach—is rumored to have been his inspiration for Treasure Island. Freya Bromley, Condé Nast Traveler, 21 Nov. 2023 Lightroom Classic translates raw data from the camera sensor into a viewable image using a rendering Profile. PCMAG, 30 May 2024 Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois: viewable from any point of pier or Lake Michigan surrounding area. Ella Gonzales, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 30 May 2024 Advertisement Set to a festive soundtrack in partnership with 101.5 KGB, the 18-minute firework show will be viewable across Mission Bay. Emily Alvarenga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 May 2024

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Word History


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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 25 Jun. 2024.

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