Definition of mouseover in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmaʊsəʊvə/


1A computer function in which an image or hyperlink can be generated by moving a cursor over a specific point on a web page: on mouseover, the message ‘Click to activate and use this control’ appears
More example sentences
  • You can set a caption, which appears on mouseover, for each image.
  • For example, the effects of "mouseover", or change of images when moving the mouse over, are prepared with JavaScript.
  • At mouseover, the navigation drops down but you still get a hint of the building underneath.
1.1 [usually as modifier] An image or hyperlink that appears when a cursor is moved over a specific point on a web page: the mouseover ads are annoying
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  • Most JavaScript instructions in XHTML files are inline event handlers like the ones in the mouseover example.
  • Personally I don't like mouseover web previews.
  • Stacked items for sale at the auction house now display the per unit price and per unit buyout price in the item mouseover.

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