big screen

noun

Definition of big screen

: the motion-picture medium often as contrasted to television a story adapted for the big screen

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big-screen \ ˈbig-​ˌskrēn How to pronounce big-screen (audio) \ adjective

Examples of big screen in a Sentence

many a television star has failed to make it on the big screen

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To the delight of Downton Abbey fans everywhere, the much beloved period drama is heading to the big screen. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "The One Character We Definitely Won't See in the New Downton Abbey Movie," 13 Sep. 2019 His major works have not come to the big screen in recent years. Washington Post, "Court cuts jury award, warns Steinbeck kin to end litigation," 11 Sep. 2019 Now, the book is getting the same treatment as its predecessor and is heading to the big screen. Tara Edwards, refinery29.com, "The Shining Sequel Doctor Sleep Is Ready To Bring You Back To The Overlook Hotel," 8 Sep. 2019 Thus began a 20-year effort to bring Lethem’s book to the big screen thanks in part to Norton’s desire, as both writer and director on the project, to transpose the novel from 1990s era New York to the 1950s. Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter, "Edward Norton on 'Motherless Brooklyn's 20-Year Journey to Big Screen," 8 Sep. 2019 The real Stevenson also shared his appreciation for the people who brought the case to the big screen. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, "Michael B. Jordan gets emotional over 'real-life superheroes' at Just Mercy premiere," 7 Sep. 2019 The fiery, hilarious red-headed comedian is coming to the big screen. Samantha Incorvaia, azcentral, "You can love 'I Love Lucy' in color on the big screen at Phoenix theaters," 9 June 2019 Many Black Panther fans consider the cape look to be his best look, but that’s not a style that translated to the big screen. David Betancourt, chicagotribune.com, "‘Black Panther II’: Five things we want to see in the 2022 sequel," 28 Aug. 2019 Many Black Panther fans consider the cape look to be his best look, but that’s not a style that translated to the big screen. David Betancourt, Washington Post, "‘Black Panther II’: Five things we want to see in the 2022 sequel," 27 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of big screen

1914, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of big screen was in 1914

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