watch·​able | \ ˈwä-chə-bəl How to pronounce watchable (audio) , ˈwȯ- \

Definition of watchable

: worth watching a minor but highly watchable film

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watchable noun

Examples of watchable in a Sentence

a minor but highly watchable film
Recent Examples on the Web What, if anything, can or should the NFL, or individual teams and coaches, do to better protect the guys who play quarterback and make the games watchable? San Diego Union-Tribune, "NFL ICYMI: Bills, Bears latest to see QB problem get worse," 30 Sep. 2019 His efforts make for a watchable movie, if one that’s less than deeply satisfying, not to mention observant of the laws of logic. Michael O'sullivan, Twin Cities, "Time-travel thriller ‘Don’t Let Go’ kind of works, as long as you don’t think too hard about it," 30 Aug. 2019 At least Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger are still around to make this movie watchable, but that’s the most that can be said for it. Kyle Smith, National Review, "A Terminator That’s Low in T," 23 Oct. 2019 Stumptown Stages opened its 15th season with a version of the classic 1950s gangland musical that's heavy on politics and light on the visual and kinetic poetry that still makes this period piece watchable and timeless. Lee Williams | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "This ‘West Side Story’ is too heavy on politics, too light on poetry," 14 Oct. 2019 That said, there’s a cabal of folk who have labored in the Fringe vineyard for a lot of years and who reliably manage to produce consistently watchable material. Dominic P. Papatola, Twin Cities, "Tips from a longtime Fringe-goer to help you choose shows," 29 July 2019 But a psychotic French hitman named Luc — played by the always watchable Crispin Glover — has also come to town seeking revenge against Red for the death of his brother, leading to a very unlucky showdown. Clark Collis,, "Nina Dobrev has a hitman problem in trailer for action-thriller Lucky Day," 29 Aug. 2019 As ever, what keeps Veronica Mars watchable in its low moments is Bell, hinting at the character's emotional wounds through Veronica's occasionally amusing barbs, and her interplay with the rarely better Colantoni. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Veronica Mars' Season 4: TV Review," 15 July 2019 Last trip to San Antonio, in 2016, was slightly watchable: A triple-overtime loss to TCU. Jon Wilner, The Denver Post, "Pac-12 bowl projections: No playoff berth but nine teams in and Utah to the Rose," 28 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of watchable

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of watchable was circa 1909

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30 Nov 2019

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“Watchable.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of watchable

: worth watching because of being interesting or entertaining

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