silver screen

noun

Definition of silver screen

1 : a motion-picture screen

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Examples of silver screen in a Sentence

a list of the top 100 stars of the silver screen
Recent Examples on the Web Santa's other big pop culture moments would come to include multiple stints on the silver screen, such as his famed appearance in Miracle on 34th Street. Jill Gleeson, Country Living, 20 Sep. 2021 Of all the different types of movies to hit the silver screen, movies of the horror genre are the most profitable, regardless of the budget set to film them. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 15 Sep. 2021 Carroll, an American actress of her day exuded beauty on the silver screen in films like Porgy and Bess. Allyson Portee, Forbes, 11 Sep. 2021 The star will next be seen on the silver screen in upcoming films The Gray Man and Dungeons & Dragons. Janine Puhak, PEOPLE.com, 2 Sep. 2021 Since 2001, the fantasy adventures found in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings books have unfolded on the silver screen, introducing us to a sprawling world ravaged by a constant battle between darkness and light. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, 4 Aug. 2021 Reflecting ahead of the 20th anniversary of the famous franchise on the silver screen, star Daniel Radcliffe recently told Entertainment Tonight that certain cast members truly made a lasting, positive impact. Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, 26 Aug. 2021 Since 2001, the fantasy adventures found in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings books have unfolded on the silver screen, introducing us to a sprawling world ravaged by a constant battle between darkness and light. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, 4 Aug. 2021 It’s one thing to pay to see a good-looking person on a silver screen. Mitch Albom, Detroit Free Press, 21 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of silver screen

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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26 Sep 2021

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“Silver screen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silver%20screen. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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