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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web With Republican dysfunction on display, the White House leaned into the split screen. NBC News, 8 Jan. 2023 Your Place or Mine feels fresh and unique with its use of split screen — and the fact that the two romantic leads spend very little time in the same room. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 9 Feb. 2023 There’s also a Desk View which allows for a split screen mode. José Adorno, BGR, 20 Oct. 2022 Eventually, ABC News executives decided not to show Reasoner and Walters side by side on-air; a split screen was used instead. Jennifer Vineyard, BostonGlobe.com, 31 Dec. 2022 There’s a dual-view video mode that shoots video from both front and rear cameras at the same time in a split screen that’s interesting. Dallas News, 22 Sep. 2022 During live-game action, Miller and Anderson will appear on a split screen along with the game. Adam Baum, The Enquirer, 27 Dec. 2022 The Warnock campaign directly attacked Walker with its most recent ad, which features a split screen of voters watching a video of the GOP contender during an off-script moment on the stump. Phillip M. Bailey, USA TODAY, 2 Dec. 2022 That sent the game into overtime and drove many of the nation’s hoop fans crazy as ESPN went to a split screen for the pre-game ceremonies and the start of Coach K’s final game at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Tim Cowlishaw, Dallas News, 9 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

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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 25 Mar. 2023.

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