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 Chalamet was set to make his return to the silver screen with several huge performances. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, "2020’s Latest Curse? No Timothée Chalamet," 5 Oct. 2020 The spy flick was expected to hit the silver screen Nov. 20. Annette Sisco, NOLA.com, "Regal Theater movie chain announces it is closing; includes these New Orleans-area locations," 5 Oct. 2020 His is certainly a rags to riches story fit for the silver screen. Vedika Sud, CNN, "Once a homeless street vendor, 18-year-old cricketer Yashasvi Jaiswal has now been signed in a $327,000 deal," 18 Sep. 2020 Felix Unger and Oscar Madison, the mismatched roommates from Neil Simon’s play-turned-1968-box-office-smash, were too funny to leave on the silver screen. Trevor Fraser, orlandosentinel.com, "After ‘Cobra Kai’: 10 hit shows based on movies," 10 Sep. 2020 But casting Lady Gaga would rebirth the star on the silver screen and potentially snag her more Oscars. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Who Should Play Madonna in Her Biopic? Vote!," 16 Sep. 2020 The silver screen is back on track with cineplexes reopening, well, at least in Broward County. Rod Stafford Hagwood, sun-sentinel.com, "Cool places to holiday this hot Labor Day weekend," 3 Sep. 2020 To persuade moviegoers that the silver screen experience is safe, many theaters — locally and nationwide — have opted to participate in CinemaSafe. Lyndsay Winkley, San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego movie theaters reopening in time for ‘Tenet’ release; will audiences show?," 2 Sep. 2020 On Friday, the silver screen again returns in Aberdeen and elsewhere, with Hogan’s announcement that Maryland has moved into Stage Three of its recovery plan, allowing theaters and other live entertainment to return at 50% capacity. S. Wayne Carter Jr., baltimoresun.com, "Owner of Horizon movie theaters in Aberdeen, Fallston excited to reopen Friday," 2 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of silver screen

1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Silver screen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silver%20screen. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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