[ on-skreen, awn- ]
/ ˈɒnˈskrin, ˈɔn- /


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.

Nearby words

  1. on-off,
  2. on-off phenomenon,
  3. on-peak,
  4. on-ramp,
  5. on-record,
  6. on-seam,
  7. on-season,
  8. on-site,
  9. on-stream,
  10. on-target

Origin of on-screen

First recorded in 1950–55

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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