Definition of widescreen in English:

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widescreen

Pronunciation: /ˈwʌɪdskriːn/

noun

[usually as modifier]
1A cinema or television screen presenting a wide field of vision in relation to its height: a widescreen TV the film makes good use of the widescreen format
More example sentences
  • Of course, it could be the present if HDTV and widescreens were affordable to the greater public.
  • Flat widescreens are the best choice for home cinema, as they not only marry beautifully with the format of DVD but give a clear clean picture edge to edge, even when you are not sitting directly in front of them.
  • Mr Gourlay said the standard cathode ray tube widescreens still had his vote for better picture quality over the more expensive plasma screens.
1.1 [mass noun] A film format presenting a wide field of vision in relation to height: I filmed in widescreen
More example sentences
  • The film is presented in widescreen, and is for the most part riddled with scratches and dirt.
  • The only other extra supplement included on this disc is a theatrical trailer for the film presented in anamorphic widescreen.
  • Finally there is a theatrical trailer for the film presented in non-anamorphic widescreen.
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