a television screen, especially a large one suitable for viewing by large numbers of people.

Origin of telescreen

First recorded in 1940–45; tele(vision) + screen Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for telescreen

Contemporary Examples of telescreen

  • Probably because it took another 10 years before everyone was online with the “telescreen,” which watches you as you watch it.

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    P.J. O’Rourke: Orwell Was Right

    P. J. O’Rourke

    March 28, 2014

Historical Examples of telescreen

  • The telescreen in the control room of old Alpha was yet dark.

    Perfect Control

    Richard Stockham

  • He started to mention it to Koa just as the telescreen lit up.

  • A telescreen furnished entertainment when he pushed another button.

    Thy Name Is Woman

    Bryce Walton

  • Cigarette in hand he sank into a heavy chair, touched a button on the arm, then sat back to watch the telescreen.

    The Black Tide

    Arthur G. Stangland

  • As the car rose, he reached out and turned on and adjusted the telescreen for the under-view.

    The Cosmic Computer

    Henry Beam Piper