silver screen

noun

1
: a motion-picture screen
2

Examples of silver screen in a Sentence

a list of the top 100 stars of the silver screen
Recent Examples on the Web The actress rose to fame in the 1950s as the heir apparent to Marilyn Monroe’s status as the ultimate silver screen siren, starring in films like The Girl Can’t Help It in 1956 (which won her a Golden Globe), The Wayward Bus in 1957 and Too Hot to Handle in 1960. Julie Tremaine, Peoplemag, 9 June 2024 Early residents of the hillside enclave included silver screen superstars like Bela Lugosi and Dolores Del Rio, and current showbiz residents include Charlize Theron and David Lynch. Mark David, Robb Report, 26 Mar. 2024 Yet some locals were more focused on street crime than a high-dollar heist that appeared to bear the hallmarks of a silver screen spectacle. Daniel Miller, Los Angeles Times, 5 Apr. 2024 It’s been nearly three decades since the actress made an impact on silver screens as Las Vegas dancer Nomi Malone in Showgirls. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 21 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for silver screen 

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Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of silver screen was in 1918

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“Silver screen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silver%20screen. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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