view·​er | \ ˈvyü-ər How to pronounce viewer (audio) \

Definition of viewer

: one that views: such as
a : a person who watches television
b : a person legally appointed to inspect and report on property
c : an optical device used in viewing

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Examples of viewer in a Sentence

The program attracts millions of viewers every week. She is a regular viewer of the evening news. The exhibit was surrounded by a large crowd of viewers.
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Except instead of merely controlling the storyline, choices will also be used to pair the viewer with another single who exhibits similar priorities and morals. James Hibberd,, "Tinder series to match viewers based on end-of-the-world choices," 17 Sep. 2019 An artist uses form and color to guide the viewer’s eyes. Lyndi Mcnulty,, "An Eye for Art: Michele Araquette turned from finance to fine art, created interior design businesses," 16 Sep. 2019 You’re way too pretty to look so foolish,’’ the viewer wrote., "PORTLAND, Ore. — A weekend news anchor and TV reporter in Portland, Oregon, is doubling down on her preference for high-waisted pants after a male viewer told her to ‘‘dress like a normal woman’’ in a message sent to her Facebook work account.," 11 Sep. 2019 The casual viewer will never notice the steps the second baseman takes toward first on almost every throw, until something goes wrong. Marc Randolph, Quartz, "Netflix co-founder: Luck isn’t about chance—it’s about preparation," 11 Sep. 2019 An old man, at the other end of life’s arc, approaches the viewer. New York Times, "Robert Frank Revealed the Truth of Postwar America," 11 Sep. 2019 And at a time when the viewer is spoiled with so many shows, the need for raw authenticity is necessary in order to fully tell a story. Luis Miguel Echegaray,, "Sergio Ramos Shows Off Another Side in His Amazon Docuseries," 11 Sep. 2019 The camera does that on its own, smoothly changing positions to give the viewer different angles or closer looks at the intricacies of the construction process. Wired, "Adam Savage’s New VR App Lets You Visit Maker Workshops," 11 Sep. 2019 Last year, Chicago Police released edited video without audio of a police shooting in which some scenes are paused, cropped and zoomed in on, giving the viewer a different experience of what happened than someone who was there at the time. Austen Erblat,, "South Florida police department is latest to equip cops with body cameras," 10 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of viewer

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of viewer

: a person who watches television
: a person who sees or looks at something
: a device that is used to look at photographs

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