big-screen

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

Definition of big-screen

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1 : relating to movies or to the movie industry She worked on the novel's big-screen adaptation. Big-screen villains that resemble America's real-world enemies are as old as the movies themselves.Vanity Fair
2 : having a large screen a big-screen television And in my experience testing big-screen phones …, it really is far more difficult to do anything on them one-handed, including typing.— John Gruber

big screen

noun

Definition of big screen (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Examples of big-screen in a Sentence

Noun many a television star has failed to make it on the big screen
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun As for the talent, some winners and presenters joined Lovato in person at Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar theater, while others joined the fans virtually on the big screen. Christi Carras, chicagotribune.com, "These are the 5 must-see moments from the 2020 People’s Choice Awards," 16 Nov. 2020 As for the talent, some winners and presenters joined Lovato in person at Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar, while others joined the fans virtually on the big screen. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, "Watch the 5 must-see moments from the 2020 People’s Choice Awards," 16 Nov. 2020 The series will further expand the world Gunn presents on the big screen. Nick Romano, EW.com, "The Suicide Squad spin-off series Peacemaker adds Orange Is the New Black's Danielle Brooks," 11 Nov. 2020 The crowd was mostly sedate as the broadcasters on the big screen consulted the U.S. map again and again. Doug Maccash | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "Drag queens cut through the tension with laughs on election night at the Broadside Theater," 3 Nov. 2020 Brosnan, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Daniel Craig also played Bond on the big screen, none capturing the same following as Connery. Rodney Jefferson, Bloomberg.com, "Sean Connery, Who Introduced World to James Bond, Dies at 90," 31 Oct. 2020 One note: The Athens Theatre in DeLand will have an in-person event, with the recording shown on its big screen and appearances by Phantasmagoria members, if health conditions allow. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, "Orlando’s full of arts-filled Halloween events," 29 Sep. 2020 The beer garden outside Fiserv Forum, which would have served as the main stage for the DNC, was showing the NBA playoffs on its big screen. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Can you even tell that Milwaukee is hosting the DNC outside the Wisconsin Center?," 17 Aug. 2020 The wedding announcements page of a recent Sunday newspaper described a creative couple who moved their nuptials to a drive-in with the big screen serving as their Zoom screen. Dorothy Dworkin, sun-sentinel.com, "What’s the future of moviegoing? | Opinion," 13 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of big-screen

Adjective

1914, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1914, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of big-screen was in 1914

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“Big-screen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/big-screen. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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More Definitions for big-screen

big-screen

adjective
How to pronounce big screen (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of big-screen

: relating to movies or the movie industry
: having a large screen

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