Meaning of glanceable in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɡlɑːnsəb(ə)l/


  • Denoting or relating to information, especially as displayed on an electronic screen, that can be read or understood very quickly and easily.

    ‘the built-in apps offer glanceable forecasts for as many cities as you want’
    • ‘a simpler, more glanceable interface’
    • ‘I would say 90% of the purpose of a smartwatch is to provide convenient, glanceable updates.’
    • ‘The ability to view them in your Inbox stream makes your entire inbox glanceable.’
    • ‘Behind the scenes, cobbling together this clean all-in-one glanceable dashboard was surprisingly complex.’
    • ‘The app menu features new app faces and glanceable content, while the new system dynamically loads and caches apps as needed.’
    • ‘The device, while streamlined and glanceable, doesn't easily allow for some other functionalities that get people excited about smartwatches.’
    • ‘The operating system is built around micro-interactions and is meant to be glanceable.’
    • ‘I love the idea of glanceable notifications and I'm getting benefits from them.’
    • ‘These glanceable features are not only handy but seem super modern.’
    • ‘Instead, the interface will be glanceable; requiring users to engage far less time and attention to get the information they're looking for.’
    • ‘Content should be glanceable and notifications should make sense.’
    comprehensible, easy to understand, intelligible, penetrable, fathomable, graspable, lucid, coherent, clear, crystal clear, explicit, unambiguous, transparent, plain, straightforward, digestible, user-friendly, glanceable


1950s (in the sense ‘liable to invite a glance or glances’): from glance.