motion pictures; the motion-picture industry: a star of the silver screen.
a special screen on which motion pictures are projected.
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Origin of silver screen
First recorded in 1915–20
Words nearby silver screen
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British Dictionary definitions for silver screen
noun the silver screen informal
films collectively or the film industry
the screen onto which films are projected
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