screen time

or screen·time

[skreen tahym]


the amount of time devoted to a particular actor, topic, plot line, etc., in a film or TV show: The female characters got less screen time than the male characters in all the film festival nominations.
the amount of time a person spends watching or interacting with content on the screen of a computer, phone, TV, gaming console, etc.: How much screen time does the doctor recommend for children under two?

Nearby words

  1. screen name,
  2. screen pass,
  3. screen process,
  4. screen saver,
  5. screen test,
  6. screen trading,
  7. screen-print,
  8. screen-printing,
  9. screen-test,
  10. screen-wiper

Origin of screen time

First recorded in 1915–20, and in 1990–95for def 2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019