split screen


Definition of split screen

: a film or video technique in which the frame is divided into discrete nonoverlapping images also : the visual composition based on this technique

Examples of split screen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As Moffat’s Youngkin watched helplessly, caught on a split screen with a guy determined to frame his victory as a Trump win, Johnson’s Trump rambled and railed. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, 7 Nov. 2021 Worn down, Rigsby got a breakthrough case of COVID-19 and was forced to compete virtually from his apartment, dancing with partner Cheryl Burke via split screen — to Spears, no less. Meredith Blake Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 1 Nov. 2021 Much of the film is presented in split screen, which means multiple images are presented simultaneously. BostonGlobe.com, 15 Oct. 2021 In split screen, the band members’ screen tests for the Factory (usually seen as still photographs) play at length, with Reed or Cale staring provocatively out at you. Jake Coyle, ajc, 14 Oct. 2021 Tuesday’s split screen signaled the start of a challenging new phase of Biden’s push to enact a sweeping investment in the country’s infrastructure and make good on his promise of bipartisanship in the post-Trump era. Author: Sean Sullivan, Seung Min Kim, Anchorage Daily News, 30 June 2021 In split screen, the band members' screen tests for the Factory (usually seen as still photographs) play at length, with Reed or Cale staring provocatively out at you. Jake Coyle, Star Tribune, 9 July 2021 The split screen dramas on the ground and in the air help keep the story moving. Ellen Gamerman, WSJ, 12 May 2021 In his introductory scene, what begins as a normal mirror pep talk turns into a split screen. Yasmina Price, Vulture, 6 May 2021

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First Known Use of split screen

1944, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of split screen was in 1944

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19 Nov 2021

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“Split screen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/split%20screen. Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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