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big screen

an informal name for the cinema
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  • To do this darken a room behind the players, and have a big screen for a background.

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

    The Second Violin Grace S. Richmond
Contemporary definitions for big screen

a collective term for movies or the film industry


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

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