viewer

noun
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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The more The Kelly Clarkson Show can indulge its host’s goofy sense of humor, the more connected her viewers will feel. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, "On The Kelly Clarkson Show, Kelly Clarkson is a woman of the people, y'all," 9 Sep. 2019 And in the case of the HBO hit, the looks have also been designed to give viewers a sense of where the characters currently find themselves on the ever-shifting sands of the Waystar Royco hierarchy. Kristen Bellstrom, Fortune, "‘Succession’ Costume Designer Shares the Inspiration Behind the Show’s Pitch-Perfect Corporate Wear," 8 Sep. 2019 Armstrong Neighborhood Channel Producers know what programming their viewers find interesting. Sam Boyer, cleveland.com, "Community park gets a facelift: Whit & Whimsey," 6 Sep. 2019 Between each candidate’s session, CNN updated its viewers on Dorian, a whirl of black and red on its radar. Dan Zak, Washington Post, "CNN’s epic town hall on climate was a perfect time capsule for an unprecedented moment," 5 Sep. 2019 The film prepares its viewers to expect conflict between Americanized Bili, who thinks the diagnosis should be public knowledge, and her family, who see their subterfuge as a filial duty. Zoë Hu, The New Republic, "Crazy Sad Asians," 27 Aug. 2019 Kenda said the catharsis and sagacity extends to some of his viewers, who hang on his every clue, quip and breakthrough. John Wenzel, The Know, "Colorado Springs-based “Homicide Hunter” sets finale as Lt. Joe Kenda eyes next TV project," 25 Aug. 2019 For the past several months, the Fox News Channel has given its viewers a fairly bleak picture of Portland. oregonlive.com, "Fox News host warns ‘all hell’s going to break loose’ at Portland protests this weekend," 15 Aug. 2019 The Ricardos lived on the Upper East Side of Manhattan before moving, like many of their viewers, to the suburbs. Joanna Scutts, Curbed, "The shows we’ve lived by," 14 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of viewer

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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viewer

noun

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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