the silver screen

Definition of the silver screen

old-fashioned
1 :a screen in a movie theater
  • one of the greatest films ever to hit the silver screen
2 :movies in general
  • stars of the silver screen

Word by Word Definitions

silver play
  1. : a white ductile very malleable metallic element that is capable of a high degree of polish, is chiefly monovalent in compounds, and has the highest thermal and electric conductivity of any substance — see Chemical Elements Table

  2. : silver as a commodity

  3. : coin made of silver

  1. : made of silver

  2. : resembling silver: such as

  3. : having a white lustrous sheen

  1. : to cover with silver (as by electroplating)

  2. : to coat with a substance (such as a metal) resembling silver

  3. : to give a silvery luster to

screen play
  1. : a protective or ornamental device (such as a movable partition) shielding an area from heat or drafts or from view

  2. : something that shelters, protects, or hides: such as

  3. : a growth or stand of trees, shrubs, or plants

  1. : to guard from injury or danger

  2. : to give shelter or protection to with or as if with a screen

  3. : to separate with or as if with a screen


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