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It sure looks good to see an honest-to-goodness audience after looking at you all for so long from the silver screen.
Hattie McDaniel

Meaning of "the silver screen" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF THE SILVER SCREEN

the silver screen play
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WHAT DOES THE SILVER SCREEN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Silver screen

A silver screen, also known as a silver lenticular screen, is a type of projection screen that was popular in the early years of the motion picture industry and passed into popular usage as a metonym for the cinema industry. The term silver screen comes from the actual silver content embedded in the material that made up the screen's highly reflective surface. Actual metallic screens are coming back into use in projecting 3-D films.

Definition of the silver screen in the English dictionary

The definition of the silver screen in the dictionary is films collectively or the film industry. Other definition of the silver screen is the screen onto which films are projected.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THE SILVER SCREEN

the shades
the Shakers
the shakes
the Shard
the shield
the shit hits the fan
the shivers
the sidhe
the Silurian
the Silver Ferns
the Skaw
the slammer
the Slump
the small
the small hours
the smit
the Smoke
the sniffles
the snuffles
the soil

WORDS THAT END LIKE THE SILVER SCREEN

big screen
blue screen
computer screen
display screen
flat screen
flatscreen
green
multiscreen
off-screen
on-screen
screen
silkscreen
silver screen
small screen
split screen
sunscreen
the screen
touch screen
video screen
widescreen
windscreen

Synonyms and antonyms of the silver screen in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «the silver screen» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THE SILVER SCREEN

Find out the translation of the silver screen to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of the silver screen from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «the silver screen» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

银幕
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

la pantalla de plata
570 millions of speakers

English

the silver screen
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रूपहले पर्दे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الشاشة الفضية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

серебряный экран
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tela de prata
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রূপালী পর্দা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

l´écran d´argent
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Skrin perak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

die Leinwand
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

銀幕
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

은막
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Layar perak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

màn bạc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வெள்ளி திரை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चांदीचा पडदा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Gümüş ekran
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

il grande schermo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

srebrny ekran
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

срібний екран
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ecranului de argint
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

η ασημένια οθόνη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

die silwerdoek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vita duken
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kinolerretet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of the silver screen

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THE SILVER SCREEN»

The term «the silver screen» is very widely used and occupies the 3.407 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THE SILVER SCREEN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «the silver screen» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «the silver screen» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about the silver screen

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2 QUOTES WITH «THE SILVER SCREEN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word the silver screen.
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Colin Farrell
I know what the important things are in life. I know that just because I pretend to be someone else for two hours on the silver screen doesn't make me a better person than the next man. So, I mind all those things. Simple things.
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Hattie McDaniel
It sure looks good to see an honest-to-goodness audience after looking at you all for so long from the silver screen.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THE SILVER SCREEN»

Discover the use of the silver screen in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to the silver screen and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Scripture on the Silver Screen
Eloquently written and meticulously researched,Scripture on the Silver Screenoffers all students of Scripture--whether in an academic classroom or at home--an inviting new way to further their biblical literacy.
Adele Reinhartz, 2003
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Savior on the Silver Screen
Both entertaining and insightful, Savior on the Silver Screen is structured for easy use in classroom, small group, and individual settings and includes rental information and practical tips for using the book.
Richard C. Stern, Clayton N. Jefford, Guerric DeBona, 1999
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Sacred terror: religion and horror on the silver screen
Explores the intersection of religion and fear in major horror movies. ...both entertaining and important! "-John Lyden"
Douglas E. Cowan, 2008
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An Amorous History of the Silver Screen: Shanghai Cinema, ...
The first volume in the new and groundbreaking series Cinema and Modernity, An Amorous History of the Silver Screen is an innovative—and well illustrated—look at the cultural history of Chinese modernity through the lens of this seminal ...
Zhang Zhen, 2005
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Sailing on the Silver Screen: Hollywood and the U.S. Navy
More than 100 films, as varied as Annapolis and Hunt for Red October, are analyzed for their portrayal of the Navy. The book's focus is on feature films, but relevant documentaries and made-for-television movies are also discussed.
Lawrence H. Suid, 1996
6
Red women on the silver screen: Soviet women and cinema from ...
This book looks at the interaction between these two phenomena: at the extent to which women's new status and roles were reflected and promoted on Soviet screens throughout the country's history.
Lynne Attwood, 1993
7
The Couch and the Silver Screen: Psychoanalytic Reflections ...
The cultural richness of the material presented, combined with the originality of multidisciplinary dialogues on European cinema, makes this book appealing not only to film buffs, but also to professionals, academics and students interested ...
Andrea Sabbadini, 2003
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The Challenge of the Silver Screen: An Analysis of the ...
This book will thus benefit not only students of religious film but also those studying the portrayal of central religious figures in the contemporary world.
Freek L. Bakker, 2009
9
Before Hollywood: From Shadow Play to the Silver Screen
An illustrated tour of invention and showmanship explains how today's movies--as well as photographs, special effects, and animation--came to be, providing a window into the world of entertainment before movies were invented.
Paul Clee, 2005
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Hollywood in the Information Age: Beyond the Silver Screen
This book will be vital reading for everyone involved in the film industry, and it will become a key text for students in media and film studies.
Janet Wasko, 1995

6 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THE SILVER SCREEN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term the silver screen is used in the context of the following news items.
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Jurassic World Comes Alive Outside The Silver Screen
The action and adventure don't have to end on the silver screen, you see: the dinosaurs can come alive in your hands! Thanks to Target – Jurassic, I've had the ... «OhGizmo!, Jun 15»
2
Oscar party to follow 'Music from the Silver Screen' this afternoon
Valley Concert Chorale will perform and host a special event of "Music from the Silver Screen and After Party" at First Presbyterian Church in Livermore Sunday ... «Pleasanton Weekly, May 15»
3
'Coney Island On The Silver Screen' Series At Atheneum
“The Crowd,” a 1928 drama about the common man, will be part of the film series at the Wadsworth Atheneum, “Coney Island on the Silver Screen." (Handout). «Hartford Courant, Feb 15»
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Gold-Plated Gowns And 8-inch Pumps: The Stuff That Made Starlets …
Dripping in diamonds and shimmering in silks, the movie stars of the 1930s and '40s dazzled on the silver screen. Now, some of their costumes and jewels are ... «NPR, Nov 14»
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How the Silver Screen Turned Into a Technicolor Dream
Today's moviegoers are a jaded bunch—it seems to require 3D visuals and advanced audio systems just to get a rise out of them. But it wasn't always this tough ... «Gizmodo, Oct 13»
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Final curtain call for Pensacola's historic Silver Screen Theatre
The locally-owned, family-friendly, value priced movie Silver Screen Theatre on ... and a sizzling summer blockbuster at the Silver Screen Theatre in Pensacola, ... «Pensacola News Journal, Sep 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. The silver screen [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/the-silver-screen>. Jul 2020 ».
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