big screen


Definition of big screen

: the motion-picture medium often as contrasted to television a story adapted for the big screen

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big-screen \ ˈbig-​ˌskrēn \ adjective

Examples of big screen in a Sentence

many a television star has failed to make it on the big screen

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Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis brought the two to the big screen in the 2010 film Burke & Hare. Maude Campbell, Popular Mechanics, "The Complete History of the Autopsy," 26 Dec. 2018 Jackson's novel has already been adapted twice for the big screen: once in 1963 and again in 1999. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Haunting of Hill House," 22 Oct. 2018 Last month, the Twittersphere was set ablaze with speculation that indie darling Greta Gerwig would be adapting Louisa May Alcott’s iconic 19th-century novel Little Women for the big screen. Marley Marius, Vogue, "8 Stirring Tales of Sisterhood Adapted From the Page to the Silver Screen (That Aren’t Greta Gerwig’s Little Women)," 13 July 2018 The company also says many of Alexa’s visual responses are optimized for the big screen. Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY, "Amazon's Fire TV Cube gives Alexa control of your entertainment system," 7 June 2018 Multiple filmmakers, most notably REEL Rock founders Peter Mortimer and Josh Lowell, documented the drama for the big screen. National Geographic, "Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell Set Historic Speed Record on El Capitan," 6 June 2018 For more than 30 years, Carter has been creating looks for the big screen. Joy Sewing, Houston Chronicle, "The wardrobe of Wakanda: a costume designer’s dream," 27 May 2018 MAC Cosmetics makeup artist Michelle Clark and hairstylist Matt Fugate were on hand to create the beauty look fit for the big screen. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Only Wonder Woman Halloween Tutorial You Need To Watch," 7 Sep. 2017 During the golden age of Hollywood, fully realized fantasy was practically a prerequisite to dazzle on the big screen. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "The Best Old Hollywood Movies to Inspire a Legendary Holiday Beauty Look," 15 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of big screen

1914, in the meaning defined above

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