ul·​tra·​wide ˌəl-trə-ˈwīd How to pronounce ultrawide (audio)
variants or ultra-wide
: extremely or extraordinarily wide
… touted the glamour of ultrawide neckwear in a 1970 magazine advertisement.Ruth La Ferla
an ultrawide camera lens
If you're a single, one-window-maximized kind of person, ultrawide displays can be a huge waste of space …Alan Henry

Examples of ultrawide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And the idea that watching CNN long-term in 16:9 on a 21:9 ultrawide monitor could impact a monitor's risk of burn-in is something that could easily be overlooked. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 21 Nov. 2023 The Ai Pin’s most distinctive features reside in the curved top of the device, which houses an ultrawide camera, light and depth detectors, and a laser projector. WIRED, 9 Nov. 2023 Cook also announced, later on in the event, that the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro will be able to capture spatial video using its main and ultrawide cameras in combination. Monica Chin, The Verge, 12 Sep. 2023 Many now offer curved screens for easing your eyestrain, and TVs rarely come in dual-screen packages or ultrawide formats for maximum document or creative project editing. Karl Klockars, PCMAG, 16 June 2023 The lenses consist of an ultrawide, a 3.2x telephoto lens, and a 5x telephoto lens. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 18 Apr. 2023 The OnePlus 11 will also come equipped with three rear cameras — a 50-megapixel primary lens, a 48-megapixel ultrawide lens, and a 32-megapixel telephoto lens — as well as a 16-megapixel selfie camera on the front side of the phone. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 23 Dec. 2022 The 12-megapixel ultrawide camera is still present. WIRED, 14 Sep. 2023 Combined with the ultrawide camera's 13mm lens, the iPhone 15 Pro Max has a maximum optical zoom range of 9.2x. Eric Zeman, PCMAG, 13 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ultrawide was in 1858

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“Ultrawide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ultrawide. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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