on-screen

adverb or adjective \ ˈȯn-ˈskrēn , ˈän- \

Definition of on-screen

1 : in a motion picture or a television program
2 : on a computer or television screen

First Known Use of on-screen

1929


ON-SCREEN Defined for English Language Learners

on-screen

adverb

Definition of on-screen for English Language Learners

  • : in a movie or television program

  • : on a computer, television, or movie screen



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