- occurring within a motion picture or television show or in an actor's professional life: a raucous on-screen personality that was at odds with his quiet private life.
- displayed on a television screen; supplied by means of television: an on-screen course in economics.
- in a motion picture or television program or in one's professional life: On-screen he's a villain.
Origin of on-screen
First recorded in 1950–55
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
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