the small screen

the small screen

Television. A humorous play on "the big screen," meaning that of a movie theater. With recent shows like this having the production value of Hollywood blockbusters, there seems to be as much money and talent on the small screen as there is on the big screen. Many forget that the star got her start on the small screen in an obscure sitcom back in the 80s.
See also: screen, small

the small ˈscreen

(the) television (when contrasted with cinema): Cinema films reach the small screen very quickly these days.
See also: screen, small
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