of, noting, or pertaining to motion pictures projected on a screen having greater width than height, usually in a ratio of 1 to 2.5.

Origin of wide-screen

First recorded in 1950–55
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  • There was a liquor cabinet, a refrigerator with ice-making, a wide-screen TV, and a nap-sized couch.

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