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

Definition of watchable

: worth watching a minor but highly watchable film

Other Words from watchable

watchable noun

Examples of watchable in a Sentence

a minor but highly watchable film
Recent Examples on the Web The endlessly watchable Aisling Bea was delightful in Netflix's Living with Yourself alongside Paul Rudd. Amy Mackelden, ELLE, 30 June 2022 The good news is that Pacifiction, the latest feature from Catalan auteur Albert Serra, who’s only in his 40s but directs like a grand old man of the 1960s avant-garde, is quite watchable, even sort of plot-driven — for a Serra film. Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 May 2022 This year, the Diamondbacks are at least watchable, although judging by attendance, there is considerable convincing left to do. Kent Somers, The Arizona Republic, 27 May 2022 The mild initial curiosity stirred by Zoom-shot movies died quickly, because so few of them were watchable, and because filmmakers quickly found workarounds to create more fluid entertainments while still observing COVID precautionary measures. Dennis Harvey, Variety, 26 May 2022 Test team is at least watchable then that’s a welcome start. Tristan Lavalette, Forbes, 13 May 2022 The slump in viewership has prompted the Academy to take some new — and much criticized — steps to make the show more watchable, including cutting big award categories such as original score and editing from the main telecast. Frank Pallotta, CNN, 27 Mar. 2022 Fun enough, certainly watchable (as this tier suggests), and not bad. Evan Romano, Men's Health, 5 May 2022 Another approach could resemble YouTube, where new chunks of watchable (or feelable) goodies keep queueing up, each attraction increasingly tailored to your unique cravings, locking you into a sucker’s spiral. Sam Lipsyte, Harper’s Magazine , 27 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of watchable

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jul 2022

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“Watchable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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