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 Like many wars, Israel’s four-month-old operation in Gaza is playing out on split screens. Raphael S. Cohen, Foreign Affairs, 16 Feb. 2024 The editors do the couple hilariously dirty by continuing to roll (PG-13) footage of their rendezvous in a split screen as Barbie and Kyle each offer their nonplussed commentary. Molly Fitzpatrick, Vulture, 12 Feb. 2024 The view shifted to a split screen, revealing the actor Jordan Peele. Brooke Borel, Scientific American, 1 Oct. 2018 In fact, the recent economy has offered something of a split screen: Some people are doing really well, watching their retirement portfolios improve and their home prices appreciate. Jeanna Smialek, New York Times, 30 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for split screen 

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Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of split screen was in 1944

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“Split screen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/split%20screen. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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