watch·​able | \ ˈwä-chə-bəl, 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

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Though definitely spectacular in the most literal sense of the word, the movies all ultimately fall short in just about every other area; only the first, released in 2004, is (arguably) watchable without the aid of alcohol or other drugs. Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica, "Video: How an 11th-hour decision made Aliens versus Predator a classic," 20 Nov. 2018 Plus, Perdita Weeks is compulsively watchable as Scarlett, the alchemy student who brings a documentary crew and ex-boyfriend in tow, and the hellish final act is appropriately bizarre and discomfiting. Dylan Scott, Vox, "13 found-footage horror movies actually worth watching this Halloween," 19 Oct. 2018 Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa: Every Games Done Quick event has at least one WTF game that emerges as a watchable delight. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "The best, craziest speedruns from this year’s Summer Games Done Quick," 4 July 2018 No major American professional sport has an older fanbase than baseball, and Major League Baseball has recognized that with new initiatives in hopes of making the game more watchable for a wider audience. Andrew Joseph, For The Win, "Minor league team makes millennials angry with its Millennial Night promotion," 12 July 2018 Those moments this season between Becky and Darlene were among the most watchable and enjoyable., "Calendar Letters: 'Westworld' confusion, Arroyo Seco vibes, 'Roseanne' fallout and border politics," 30 June 2018 The most watchable of Netflix’s Unmagnificent Seven is probably The Cloverfield Paradox, in which an international crew of astronauts must find a way to restore energy to Earth. Jason Kehe, WIRED, "Sci-Fi Invades Netflix—as They Both Invade Your Home," 9 July 2018 Patti Smith, Dickerson's first inspiration, let Smoke open for her in Atlanta, which provides the film with a satisfying climax, yet the talking/singing/playing/goofing-off heads that precede this apotheosis are just as watchable (and listenable). Patrick Friel, Chicago Reader, "Chicagoans / Comedy / Film / LGBTQ+ / Music / On Video Chicago Underground Film Festival at 25: A look back," 4 June 2018 Together, man and machine make a thoroughly watchable buddy-cop duo — call them Cagney and LaCie — and Whannell wisely strafes their ultraviolent misdeeds with a sly comic zip. Isaac Feldberg,, "Call him Re-Animator," 30 May 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of watchable

: worth watching because of being interesting or entertaining

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to gather or build up little by little

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