[ wahyd-skreen ]
/ ˈwaɪdˈskrin /


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.

Nearby words

  1. wide-awake,
  2. wide-body,
  3. wide-eyed,
  4. wide-open,
  5. wide-ranging,
  6. wide-spreading,
  7. widebody,
  8. widely,
  9. wideman,
  10. widemouth blindcat

Origin of wide-screen

First recorded in 1950–55

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples 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.

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