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big screen

noun
1.
an informal name for the cinema
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  • There was a big screen of tapestry in one corner of the hall near the stairs.

    Under Cover Roi Cooper Megrue
  • Two men entered and placed a big screen in the front part of the church.

    The Girl Warriors Adene Williams
  • To do this darken a room behind the players, and have a big screen for a background.

    Suppers Paul Pierce
  • "There is a big screen of palms and ferns for the orchestra," he explained, with satisfaction, to Lucy.

    The Second Violin Grace S. Richmond
  • When we arrived at the Audience Hall, we took our places behind the big screen and the audience commenced.

    Two Years in the Forbidden City The Princess Der Ling
Contemporary definitions for big screen
noun

a collective term for movies or the film industry

Examples

Three-hour epics for the big screen just do not go over well.

Word Origin

1914

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