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the silver screen

dated Movies, or the movie industry collectively. The phrase originally referred to a type of movie screen. The silver screen was once acting's highest stage, but television has become the new destination for many A-list stars. Nothing compares to seeing an action blockbuster on the silver screen—it's larger than life!
See also: screen, silver
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the silver screen

the cinema industry; cinema films collectively.
In the early days of cinematography, a projection screen was covered with metallic paint to give a highly reflective, silver-coloured surface.
See also: screen, silver
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the silver ˈscreen

(old-fashioned) the film industry: the heroes and heroines of the silver screen
See also: screen, silver
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