wide-screen

adjective \ ˈwīd-ˈskrēn \

Definition of wide-screen

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

First Known Use of wide-screen

1949

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Definition of wide-screen for English Language Learners

  • : having a screen that is wider than the screen of most televisions


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