watch·​able ˈwä-chə-bəl How to pronounce watchable (audio)
: worth watching
a minor but highly watchable film
watchable noun

Examples of watchable in a Sentence

a minor but highly watchable film
Recent Examples on the Web The streaming platform's live-action One Piece and Blue-Eyed Samurai dominated online discussions, both of which are eminently watchable in their own right. Ars Staff, Ars Technica, 29 Dec. 2023 As shown in his more serious roles in films like Punch-Drunk Love, The Meyerowitz Stories and Uncut Gems, Sandler has more range than he’s often called upon to use, and Mulligan is always watchable, even in a one-note role. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Feb. 2024 Packers fans, Fox and the NFL hope this contest will be far more watchable. Emmett Prosser, Journal Sentinel, 18 Jan. 2024 As Luke Glanton, a motorcycle stunt rider who begins robbing banks to support his lover and their baby, Gosling is supremely watchable — simultaneously dry and magnetic, menacing and gentle, silent and deafeningly loud. Sophie Van Bastelaer,, 14 July 2023 As dramatically shoddy as Griselda increasingly becomes, Vergara keeps it watchable. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Jan. 2024 Demographically diverse, the women are immensely watchable and touchingly articulate. Lisa Kennedy, Variety, 21 Jan. 2024 Apart from that, the broadcast was watchable, like a handsome screen saver, without being interesting in any of the ways the announcer or producers promised. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 8 Jan. 2024 With their emphasis on character, comedy and cultural implications, though, subjects such as cellphone engineering and online investment became unexpectedly watchable. Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Times, 28 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of watchable was circa 1909

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Cite this Entry

“Watchable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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