wide-screen

[ wahyd-skreen ]
/ ˈwaɪdˈskrin /

adjective

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.

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Origin of wide-screen

First recorded in 1950–55
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Example sentences from the Web for wide-screen

  • There was a liquor cabinet, a refrigerator with ice-making, a wide-screen TV, and a nap-sized couch.

    Why I Hate The Beach|P. J. O’Rourke|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for wide-screen

widescreen
/ (ˈwaɪdˌskriːn) /

adjective

of or relating to a form of film projection or television broadcasting in which the screen has much greater width than height
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