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

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Johnson says, describing his thruway to the silver screen. Vogue, "A New Class of Bright, Young Things—from Riverdale Heartthrobs to Underground Musicians—Lets Loose in L.A.," 15 Feb. 2019 Here, Nosrat discusses the production process, using food as an agent for connecting people from diverse cultures, and bringing her trade trademark cheer to the silver screen. Noor Brara, Vogue, "Samin Nosrat Wants Viewers to Cook What They See on Her New Netflix Show, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat," 19 Oct. 2018 The benefit of adapting any pre-existing intellectual property for the silver screen is that studios always know an audience is waiting. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "Venom is a bizarre and baffling mess," 3 Oct. 2018 Before her days on the silver screen, Olivia worked as an intern during college with FOX Sports. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "8 Facts That Prove 'America's Got Talent' Guest Judge Olivia Munn Has a Fascinating Life," 24 July 2018 Matthew McConaughey has lit up the big screen, the silver screen, and our hearts with his Texas drawl and super buff bod for decades. Hallie Gould, Marie Claire, "Matthew McConaughey Explains His Famous Catchphrase," 12 Mar. 2014 From The Unbearable Lightness of Being to The English Patient, here are the flicks that brought the best of what's in the book to the silver screen. Alexandra Gekas, Woman's Day, "12 Best Movies Based on Books," 2 Aug. 2010 The actress, who turned heads this year as the new face of Lady Dior, also scintillated on the silver screen in Rob Marshall's musical film Nine. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Marion Cotillard Fêted by Dior," 12 Jan. 2010 Given the happy-go-lucky vibes of the classic Archie comics, an intentionally dark, subversive take on the cult favorite — in silver screen format, no less — almost seemed counterintuitive. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "The Best Beauty Moments from "Riverdale"," 1 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of silver screen

1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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