the big screen

noun phrase

Definition of the big screen

: movies and the movie industry especially when they are being compared to television She was a star of the big screen. The television show was adapted for the big screen.

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“The big screen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20big%20screen. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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