big screen


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 \ adjective

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

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Progress in getting Android apps to work better on big screens has been painfully slow. Dieter Bohn, The Verge, "Google Pixel Slate review: slapdash," 27 Nov. 2018 Meanwhile, Samsung is planning a major upgrade for its 10th anniversary flagship phones next year, including 5G network speeds, bigger screens and six cameras. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Black Friday is the busiest time of year for professional line sitters," 21 Nov. 2018 Other case changes Most people will be distracted by the bigger screen and not notice the other changes on the Series 4's case. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Apple Watch Series 4 review: A bigger, better watchOS experience," 26 Sep. 2018 Apple's newest iPhone could have big screen and big price. Fox News, "FOX NEWS FIRST: 'Monster' Florence could bring historic flooding; McConnell warns GOP faces midterm 'knife fight'," 12 Sep. 2018 The local golf club will have the big screen on, and families will gather around their televisions to watch their local dentist do his other job. James Masters, CNN, "'It's in blood, the nature and the culture.' Iceland's hard World Cup work pays off," 15 June 2018 In her big screen debut—an adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel—the 26-year-old Cincinnati native plays Tish, a woman trying to get her husband out of jail before the birth of their child. The Editors, Town & Country, "Meet KiKi Layne, the Actress Who's About to Be Everywhere," 1 Aug. 2018 Roku started out as one of the leaders in helping viewers find and control new, niche Internet programming for big screen TVs. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "How Roku's Planned New Offering Could Be a Boon For Cord Cutters," 18 June 2018 There is also a chance for visitors to win a 48-inch big screen television. Julie A. Short/special To,, "North Ridgeville Visitors Bureau hosts annual 'Discover the Ridge': Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville," 29 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of big screen

1914, in the meaning defined above

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