: of or relating to a projected picture whose aspect ratio is substantially greater than 1.33:1

Examples of wide-screen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Imax is coming off the success of 2023 wide-screen releases such as Oppenheimer — which generated more than $190 million worldwide, some 20 percent of its overall gross, on Imax screens — and Dune: Part 2 (21 percent, $145 million). Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 May 2024 Vossen highlighted the importance of a wide-screen monitor for gamers looking to get the most out of their screen. Mason Leib, ABC News, 19 Mar. 2024 The Excelsior set up tables and chairs facing a wide-screen TV in the DJ’s spot. Catherine Muccigrosso, Charlotte Observer, 22 Feb. 2024 Those giant thumbnails are ridiculous, as they were scaled for a phone width and are just blown up to fit on a wide-screen foldable. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 13 July 2023 There had been famous and adulterous couples before, but not in wide-screen, and not with the glut and the glare that came to be so pronounced in the case of Burton and Taylor. Andrew O’Hagan, The New Yorker, 27 Nov. 2023 In the weeks since, he’s shared a second list of his favorite wide-screen movies. J. Kim Murphy, Variety, 22 Nov. 2023 The former book never stops insisting that its pinhole aperture is a wide-screen lens. Jessica Winter, The New Yorker, 20 Nov. 2023 Smoke from blunts held in Glo’s superbly polished hands permeates the air on one side of the room; swigs of Taylor port wine are gulped between the sets displayed on the wide-screen TV propped up in the middle of the space. Nerisha Penrose, ELLE, 14 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wide-screen was in 1949

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“Wide-screen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wide-screen. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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