silver screen

sil·ver screen
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sil-ver skreen]
    • /ˈsɪl vər skrin/
    • /ˈsɪlvə(r) skriːn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sil-ver skreen]
    • /ˈsɪl vər skrin/

Definitions of silver screen words

  • noun silver screen motion pictures; the motion-picture industry: a star of the silver screen. 1
  • noun silver screen a special screen on which motion pictures are projected. 1
  • singular noun silver screen People sometimes refer to the films that are shown in cinemas as the silver screen. 0
  • noun silver screen films collectively or the film industry 0
  • noun silver screen the screen onto which films are projected 0
  • noun silver screen a screen on which films are projected in theaters 0

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Origin of silver screen

First appearance:

before 1915
One of the 14% newest English words
First recorded in 1915-20

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Parts of speech for Silver screen


silver screen popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

silver screen usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for silver screen

noun silver screen

  • big screen — When people talk about the big screen, they are referring to films that are made for cinema rather than for television.
  • bijou — Small houses are sometimes described as bijou houses in order to make them sound attractive or fashionable.
  • bijoux — a jewel.
  • celluloid — You can use celluloid to refer to films and the cinema.
  • cine — Cine is used to refer to things that are used in or connected with the making or showing of films.

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