Definition of "throbber" [throbber]

  • A widget consisting of a static image that animates during execution of a task. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "throbber" in a sentence
  • "Just watch the little blue circle next to the menu you just selected from (it's called a "throbber" and indicates that your selection is being recorded in the background)."
  • "i did that with my soundwave xsplash. the background's just plain black, so why do i need all those images? and the throbber was the same size as well."
  • "The build will start, the webdev environment will start up, a new tab will open in ff, the 'throbber' will run, and I can see the message 'Waiting for www. ...' appear."