: in a motion picture or a television program
- But the makers of the 1958 movie understood that this most subtle of writers was telling a tale about the froth of life, and they celebrated it on-screen with gusto.
- —Gerald Asher
- The sixth-grader reportedly earned $1 million for starring in the upcoming My Girl, which pairs him with Anna Chlumsky for his first onscreen kiss.
- —Alexander Tresniowski
: on a computer or television screen
- You can watch a football game, see a small icon onscreen offering player statistics, click it with the remote, and view the stats.
- —Edward W. Desmond
- … handheld joysticks and gamepads that jolt and jar with the on-screen action.
- —Leigh Gallagher