silver screen


: a motion-picture screen

Example Sentences

a list of the top 100 stars of the silver screen
Recent Examples on the Web Since its inception in 1911, the house has seen only four owners—all of whom have ties to the silver screen. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 11 Jan. 2023 Despite feeling daunted by the idea of bringing the legendary toy franchise to the silver screen, Gerwig praised the film — which stars Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken — for pushing her out of her comfort zone. Emlyn Travis,, 25 Nov. 2022 Both are stories about the power of women speaking out, and, importantly, both are stories brought to the silver screen by women, who are retelling the stories female journalists first told, which other women told to them. Jill Filipovic, CNN, 23 Nov. 2022 Lindsay Lohan is making her return to the silver screen in a new Hallmark movie this year. Clare Mulroy, USA TODAY, 16 Nov. 2022 La Vie Style House founders Lindsey Mcclain and Jamie Coulter also looked to the silver screen when shooting the campaign, though the final sartorial results for the collaboration created with Over The Moon offer a modern new twist. Vogue, 17 Oct. 2022 Alidoosti represents a vast and variegated spectrum of Iranian women filmmakers and actors who from the very beginning of cinema in their homeland have been actively putting the fate of their nation on the silver screen for the whole world to watch. Hamid Dabashi, CNN, 29 Dec. 2022 And, of course, superheroes are swooping in to save the day on the silver screen, from The Marvels to The Flash. Samantha Olson, Seventeen, 27 Dec. 2022 The glamour of the silver screen helped Monroe get through it all. Grant Wong, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 Sep. 2022 See More

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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